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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 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 (6.3 in) and a weight of 24–39.5 g (0.85–1.39 oz). Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings. One of about 25 species in the genus Passer, the House Sparrow is native to most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
  Passer

Scientific:
  Passer domesticus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.183

Protonym:
  Fringilla domestica

Avibase ID:
  240E33900CE34D44

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/240E3390

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 179628

Geographic range:

  • Passer domesticus domesticus: Europe to Mongolia, Amurland and n Manchuria
  • Passer domesticus balearoibericus: Mediterranean Spain, Balearic Is., France, Balkans to Asia Minor
  • Passer domesticus tingitanus: NW Africa (Morocco to Tunisia, Algeria and ne Libya)
  • Passer domesticus biblicus: Cyprus and Levant to Turkey, n Saudi Arabia, Iraq and w Iran
  • Passer domesticus niloticus: NE Africa (Suez Canal region to n Sudan)
  • Passer domesticus persicus: Central Iran to sw Afghanistan and extreme w Pakistan
  • Passer domesticus indicus: S Israel to n Saudi Arabia, s Iran, India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  • Passer domesticus parkini: Himalayas (Pakistan to sw Tibet, Nepal and Sikkim)
  • Passer domesticus rufidorsalis: Nile Valley of the Sudan
  • Passer domesticus hufufae: NE Arabia (south to n Oman)
  • Passer domesticus bactrianus: Transcaspia to Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and nw Pakistan
  • Passer domesticus hyrcanus: N Iran (south to Elburz Mountains) and adjacent Turkmenistan
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English:
House Sparrow
Czech:
vrabec domácí
German:
Haussperling
Danish:
Gråspurv
Spanish:
Gorrión Común
Finnish:
varpunen
French:
Moineau domestique
Icelandic:
Gráspör
Italian:
Passera Europea
Japanese:
iesuzume
Japanese:
イエスズメ
Dutch:
Huismus
Norwegian:
Gråspurv
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråsporv
Polish:
wróbel
Portuguese:
Pardal-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
pardal
Russian:
Домовый воробей
Slovak:
vrabec domový
Swedish:
gråsparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець хатній
Chinese:
家麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Moineau domestique ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Passer [domesticus or italiae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Huismossie
Arabic: البلدي دوري, الدوري البلدي, العصفور الدوري
Asturian: Gurrión
Azerbaijani: Dan sərçəsi
Belarusian: Верабей дамавы, Дамавы верабей
Bulgarian: Домашно врабче, Домашно врабче + Италианско врабче
Bengali: পাতি চড়ুই
Breton: Ar golvan
Catalan: Gorrió teulader, Pardal comú, Pela-roques
Catalan (Balears): Gorrió teulader
Valencian: Pela-roques
Montenegrin: vrabac
Czech: Vrabec domácí
Chuvash: Çĕрçи, Салакайăк
Welsh: Aderyn, Aderyn y tô, Golfan, Llwyd y tô, Sbrocsyn, Strew
Danish: Gråspurv
German: Haussperling, Haussperling , Italiensperling
Maldivian: Kurulla Dhooni
Greek: Σπιτοσπουργίτης, Σπουργίτης, Στρούθος
Greek (Cypriot): Στρούθος
English: English Sparrow, House Sparrow, Italian Sparrow, Phillip Sparrow
English (IOC): House Sparrow
English (Kenya): House Sparrow
Esperanto: dompasero
Spanish: Copetón Europeo, Corbatita, Estornino rosado, Gorrión, Gorrión Casero, Gorrion Comun, Gorrión Común, Gorrión Domestico, Gorrión Doméstico, Gorrión Inglés, Gorrión Italiano, Gorrión moruno, Pinzón inglés
Spanish (Argentine): Gorrión
Spanish (Chile): Gorrión
Spanish (Colombia): Copetón Europeo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gorrión Común
Spanish (Cuba): Gorrión
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gorrión, Gorrión Cacero, Gorrión Doméstico
Spanish (Ecuador): Gorrión Europeo
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión Común
Spanish (HBW): Gorrión común
Spanish (Honduras): Pinzón inglés
Spanish (Mexico): gorrión casero, Gorrión Domestico, Gorrión Doméstico
Spanish (Nicaragua): Gorrión Común
Spanish (Panama): Gorrión Doméstico
Spanish (Peru): Gorrión Casero
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Gorrión Doméstico
Spanish (Paraguay): Corbatita
Spanish (Uruguay): Gorrión
Spanish (Venezuela): Gorrión, Gorrión Común
Estonian: Koduvarblane
Basque: Etxe-txolarre, Etxe-txolarrea, Pardal comú
Persian: گنجشک خانگی
Finnish: Varpunen
Faroese: gráspurvur
French: Moineau cisalpin, Moineau domestique
Frisian: Mosk
Irish: Gealbhan, Gealbhan Binne
Gaelic: Gealbhag, Gealbhonn
Galician: Pardal, Pardal comú
Guarani: Gorrión, Guyra tupao
Manx: Jallyn
Haitian Creole French: Mwano kay
Hebrew: דרור בית, דרור הבית
Hindi: Adaikalang kuruvi, Ur kuruvi
Croatian: Vrabac, Vrabac pokućar
Hungarian: Házi veréb
Armenian: [Tnayin Chnchghuk ], Տնային Ճնճղուկ
Indonesian: Burung gereja, Burunggereja Rumah, Burung-gereja Rumah
Icelandic: Gráspör
Italian: Passera d'Italia, Passera europea, Passera oltremontana, Passero domestico, Passero eurpeo
Japanese: ie suzume, iesuzume, Ie-suzume
Japanese: イエスズメ
Japanese (Kanji): 家雀
Georgian: სახლის ბეღურა
Khakas: Пораатай
Kazakh: Үй торғайы
Kazakh (Transliteration): üy torğayı
Korean: 집참새
Korean (Transliteration): jip-cham-sae
Cornish: Golvan chy
Kwangali: Enzunge
Scientific: Fringilla domestica, Passer domesitcus, Passer domesticua, Passer domesticus, Passer domesticus domesticus
Luxembourgish: Hausspatz
Lithuanian: Italinis žvirblis, Naminis žvirblis, Žvirblis
Latvian: Mājas zvirbulis
Macedonian: Врабец, Домашно (Градско) врапче, домашно врапче
Malayalam: അങ്ങാടിക്കുരുവി, അങ്ങാടിക്കുരുവി 
Mongolian: Оронгийн бор шувуу, Оронгийн боршувуу
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠪᠢᠯᠵᠣᠣᠬᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Болжмор, Бялзуухай
Mongolian (Transliteration): boljmor, byalzuukhai, oroŋgiŋ bor shuvuu, oroŋgiŋ bor-shuvuu
Moldavian: Vrabie de casă
Malay: Burung Ciak Pasar, Ciak Rumah
Maltese: Għasfur tal-bejt
Dutch: Huismus, Italiaanse Mus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråsporv
Norwegian: Gråspurv, Huskall, Husspurv, Spurv
Polish: wróbel, wróbel (wróbel domowy), wróbel (zwyczajny), Wróbel domowy, Wróbel zwyczajny
Pinyin: jiā má-què
Portuguese: pardal, pardal comum, Pardal-comum, Pardal-domestico, pardal-doméstico, Pardal-dos-telhados, Pardal-dos-tenhados
Portuguese (Brazil): pardal, pardal-doméstico
Portuguese (Portugal): Pardal-do-telhado
Romansh: pasler da chasa
Romanian: Vrabie, Vrabie de casă
Russian: Domovoy Vorobey, Воробей домовой, Воробей домовый, Домовой воробей, Домовый воробей
Sardinian: Crucculeu, Furfurinu, Gruccůcciu
Scots: Gealbhonn
Sindhi: ځىؼٚټ هبوڀي
Northern Sami: Ránescihci, šilljocihci
Slovak: Vrabec, Vrabec domový
Slovenian: domaci vrabec, domači vrabec
Albanian: Harabeli
Serbian: domaci vrabac, domaći vrabac, Vrabac pokucar, Vrabac pokućar, vrabac pokucarac, Врабац покућар
Siswant: Jolwane
Sotho, Southern: Serobele
Swedish: Gråsparv
Swahili: Shomoro-kaya
Tamil: வீட்டுச் சிட்டுக்குருவி
Thai: นกกระจอกใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók krà-còaak yày
Tswana: Tswere
Turkish: Evcil Serçe, Serçe, Үй торғайы
Tuvinian: Бора хөкпеш
Ukrainian: Горобець, Горобець хатній , Хатній горобець
Vietnamese: Sẻ nhà
Chinese: [jia ma-que], 家麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 家麻雀

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