House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

A small bird found in most parts of the world, introduced into North America. The species prefers urban or rural settings and avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts away from human development.

How To Identify

Preference to stay near human habitations, different from other sparrows, makes it easy to identify. Males have a dark grey cap, a black throat and spot on the breast, black eye line. Females have brown cap and grey throat and breast, olive eye line.

Where and When to Spot

This Sparrow stays in Montreal all year long and can be seen in the streets of Montreal. I rarely see it in the parks though.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Champ des Possibles

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    NIKON Z 6
    24-70mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 70mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2500s
    Aperture f2.8
    ISO 200


Passer domesticus