Definition of house sparrow in English:

house sparrow


  • A brown and gray sparrow that nests in the eaves and roofs of houses, common from Europe to southern Asia and introduced elsewhere.

    Also called English sparrow
    • ‘At this site, house sparrows often nest close to available food sources.’
    • ‘The usual birds of winter were out there - chickadees, cardinals, blue jays, doves, starlings, mockingbirds, house sparrows, white-throats, mallards, and black ducks - but nothing remarkable.’
    • ‘The house sparrow was introduced to multiple locations in North America from Europe in the 1850s.’
    • ‘That's counting the birds like starlings, rock doves and house sparrows, introduced species most birders don't even count!’
    • ‘The oldest recorded Old World sparrow was a house sparrow that lived to be 13 years and 4 months in the wild.’


house sparrow

/ˈhous ˈˌsperō/