Sparrow is a smaller sized bird found across the world’s woodlands and farmlands. Here is Sparrow bird Birds information, their food, Predators, etc. There are around 140 species found around the world. Initially, these birds were found only in Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa.
Human settlers introduced sparrows to Australia and America and now they are a part of their native wildlife.
About Sparrow bird
Scientific name: Passeridae
Depending on species they may grow between 11.4 cm- 18 cm (4.5 inch-7.9 inch) in height
Weight: 13.4 g – 42 g (0.5 oz-1.5 oz)
Top speed: 40 km/h (25 mph)
Life Span: 4-7 years
Color: White, Black, Grey, Brown, Tan, Blue, Yellow
Skin type: Feathers
Distinctive features: Small body and smooth rounded head
Food of Sparrow bird
They are actually carnivores (meat-eaters) naturally, yet they have changed their eating habits ever since they learned to live closer to people. They are omnivores feeding on seeds, berries, and small insects. The sparrows that have adapted to life n cities may eat anything that they can find.
Predators of Sparrow birds
Their numerous predators include cats, dogs, snakes, foxes and birds of prey.
They breed in spring when females build their nests and lay eggs. The eggs after the female incubates them for two weeks.
After which the chicks are looked after by the mother till they fledge.