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Passer domesticus male Native to most of Europe, the Mediterranean and a large part of Asia.<br />
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Sparrow males as seen here, have a conspicuous grey crown, black face/throat and dark black and brown upper parts. The remainder of the under parts are pale grey-brown.<br />
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House sparrows were introduced to New Zealand first in the mid 1860s in an attempt to combat agricultural plagues and soon became incredibly abundant. <br />
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Passer domesticus male

Native to most of Europe, the Mediterranean and a large part of Asia.

Sparrow males as seen here, have a conspicuous grey crown, black face/throat and dark black and brown upper parts. The remainder of the under parts are pale grey-brown.

House sparrows were introduced to New Zealand first in the mid 1860s in an attempt to combat agricultural plagues and soon became incredibly abundant.

15 cm length

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The house sparrow is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. A small bird, it has a typical length of 16 cm and a weight of 24–39.5 g. Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 24, 2019. Captured Mar 25, 2019 13:23 in Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm