house sparrow

noun
a small, hardy, buffy-brown and gray bird, Passer domesticus, of Europe, introduced into America, Australia, etc.
Also called English sparrow.


Origin:
1665–75

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house sparrow
 
n
Also called (US): English sparrow a small Eurasian weaverbird, Passer domesticus, now established in North America and Australia. It has a brown streaked plumage with grey underparts

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Otherwise the regular suspects, the pair of cardinals, the juncos and the house sparrow mob.
The three primary ones include the tree swallow, house wren, and house sparrow.
Always remove house sparrow nests immediately when found.
If they are not monitored for detrimental species such as the house sparrow, they may actually do more harm than good.
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