House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

This relatively small sparrow was introduced to southern Africa from Europe and India, and is now a locally common resident in and around human habitation throughout the region.

Apart from being smaller in size, its grey rump also separates it from the more difficult to find, great sparrpw (which has a chestnut rump).


House Sparrow / Kololo Game Reserve, South Africa / 23 November 2013 House Sparrow / Kololo Game Reserve, South Africa / 23 November 2013 House Sparrow / Kololo Game Reserve, South Africa / 23 November 2013 House Sparrow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013 Montusi-1-115 House Sparrow / Karoo National Park, South Africa / 29 June 2012 House Sparrow / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 16 June 2015 House Sparrow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013 House Sparrow / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 16 June 2015 House Sparrow / Kololo Game Reserve, South Africa / 23 November 2013 House Sparrow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013
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