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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

The house sparrow is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. It is a small bird that has a typical length of 16 cm (6.3 in) and a mass 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 Basin, and a large part of Asia. Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australasia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
   Passer
Scientific:
  Passer domesticus


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.183

Protonym:
  Fringilla domestica

Link:
  http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.542


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  240E33900CE34D44

Avibase ID:
  avibase-240E3390

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 179628

Geographic range:

  • Passer domesticus domesticus: Europe east to Mongolia, south central Siberia (mouth of the Amur River), and northeastern China, also locally also east on Sakhalin and the Kamchatka Peninsula. The species, probably mostly this subspecies, also is widely introduced around the world, including in North America, South America, subSaharan Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere, primarily in populated areas
  • 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: southern Israel and most of the Arabian Peninsula east to southern Iran, India, Sri Lanka, and southeast Asia east to Laos; also introduced in South Africa
  • 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
Catalan:
pardal comú
Czech:
vrabec domácí
Danish:
Gråspurv
German:
Haussperling
Spanish:
Gorrión Común
Spanish (Spain):
Gorrión Común
Finnish:
varpunen
French:
Moineau domestique
Croatian:
Vrabac
Hungarian:
Házi veréb
Icelandic:
Gráspör
Italian:
Passera oltremontana
Japanese (romaji):
iesuzume
Japanese:
イエスズメ
Lithuanian:
Naminis žvirblis
Dutch:
Huismus
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråsporv
Norwegian:
Gråspurv
Polish:
wróbel
Portuguese:
pardal
Portuguese (Brazil):
pardal
Russian:
Домовый воробей
Slovak:
vrabec domový
Serbian:
Vrabac pokućar
Swedish:
gråsparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець хатній
Chinese:
家麻雀
Chinese (Traditional):
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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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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, version 2021:
House Sparrow ( 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):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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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 Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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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


Abkhazian: аҚалақь Лаҳәарүыс , аЛаҳәарүар, аЛаҳәарүарақәа, аЛаҳәарүыс
Afrikaans: Huismossie
Altai: боро кушкаш
Arabic: البلدي دوري, الدوري البلدي, العصفور الدوري, دوري منزلي
Asturian: Gurrión, Pardal común
Azerbaijani: Dam sərçəsi, Dan sərçəsi
Bashkir: ауыл турғайы, буҙ турғай, өй сыпсығы, өй турғайы, йорт турғайы, сыпсыҡ, хәрәм турғай
Belarusian: Верабей дамавы, Дамавы верабей
Bulgarian: Домашно врабче, Домашно врабче + Италианско врабче
Bengali: পাতি চড়ুই
Breton: Ar golvan, Golvan-tiez
Catalan: Gorrió teulader, Pardal comú, Pela-roques
Catalan (Balears): Gorrió teulader
Valencian: Pela-roques
Montenegrin: vrabac, врабац
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): врабац
Czech: Vrabec domácí
Chuvash: Çĕрçи, кил-çурт çерçийĕ, Салакайăк, сала-кайăк, ял çерçийĕ
Welsh: Aderyn, Aderyn y to, Aderyn y tô, Golfan, Llwyd y tô, Sbrocsyn, Strew
Danish: Gråspurv
German: Haussperling, Haussperling , Italiensperling
Maldivian: Kurulla Dhooni
Greek: Σπιτοσπoυργίτης, Σπιτοσπουργίτης, Σπουργίτης, Στρούθος
Greek (Cypriot): Στρούθος
English: English Sparrow, House Sparrow, Italian Sparrow, Phillip Sparrow
English, HBW: House Sparrow
English (IOC): House Sparrow
English (Kenya): House Sparrow
English (United States): 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, Gorrión
Spanish (Uruguay): Gorrión
Spanish (Venezuela): Gorrión, Gorrión Común
Estonian: Koduvarblane
Basque: Etxe-txolarre, Etxe-txolarrea, Pardal comú
Evenki: beldun, воробей, чӣвка̄н, чӣвӯкчак, чипича̄, чичака̄н
Persian: گنجشک خانگی
Finnish: Varpunen
Faroese: gráspurvur
French: Moineau cisalpin, Moineau domestique
Friulian: passare, passarin, passer
Frisian: Mosk
Irish: Gealbhan, Gealbhan Binne
Gaelic: Gealbhag, Gealbhonn, Glaisean
Galician: Pardal, Pardal comú , Pardal común
Guarani: Gorrión, Guyra tupao
Manx: Jallyn, Sparroo
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 (romaji): ie suzume, iesuzume, Ie-suzume
Japanese: イエスズメ
Japanese (Kanji): 家雀
Georgian: სახლის ბეღურა
Kara-Kalpak: үй шымшығы
Kabardian: бзу, бзуужь , унэбзу
Mongolian, Halh: оронгийн бор шувуу, оронгийн боршувуу, хятруу, хятруу шувуу
Khakas: Пораатай
Kazakh: торғай, Үй торғайы
Kazakh (Transliteration): üy torğayı
Greenlandic: Timmiaaraq
Korean: 집참새
Korean (Transliteration): jip-cham-sae
Karachay-Balkar: чорбат чыпчыкъ, юй чыпчыкъ
North Karelian: varpuni
Cornish: Golvan chy
Kwangali: Enzunge
Kirghiz: дүрүлдөк, сарай таранчысы, там таранчысы, таранчы, таранчы чымчык, үй таранчысы
Scientific: Fringilla domestica, Passer domesitcus, Passer domesticua, Passer domesticus, Passer domesticus domesticus
Luxembourgish: Hausspatz , Karmësch
Lithuanian: Italinis žvirblis, Naminis žvirblis, Žvirblis
Latvian: Mājas zvirbulis
Macedonian: Врабец, Домашно (Градско) врапче, домашно врапче
Malayalam: അങ്ങാടിക്കുരുവി, അങ്ങാടിക്കുരുവി 
Mongolian: болжмор, бялзуухай, гэрийн бялзуухай, орны бор шувуу, Оронгийн бор шувуу, Оронгийн боршувуу, хятруу, хятруу шувуу
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
Marathi: चिमणी
Malay: Burung Ciak Pasar, Ciak Rumah
Maltese: għasafar tal-bejt, Għasfur tal-bejt
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): болжмор, бялзуухай, гэрийн бялзуухай, орны бор шувуу
Nepali: घर भ“गेरा
Dutch: Huismus, Italiaanse Mus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråsporv
Norwegian: Gråspurv, Huskall, Husspurv, Spurv
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): lumičiučoi
Polish: wróbel, wróbel (wróbel domowy), wróbel (zwyczajny), Wróbel domowy, Wróbel zwyczajny
Pinyin: jiā má-què
Portuguese: pardal, pardal comum, Pardal(-comum), Pardal-comum, Pardal-domestico, pardal-doméstico, Pardal-dos-telhados, Pardal-dos-tenhados
Portuguese (Açores): Pardal
Portuguese (Brazil): pardal, pardal-doméstico
Portuguese (Portugal): pardal-comum, Pardal-do-telhado
Romansh: pasler da chasa
Rhaeto-Romance: Pasler da chasa
Romanian: Vrabie, Vrabie de casă
Russian: Domovoy Vorobey, Воробей домовой, Воробей домовый, Домовой воробей, Домовый воробей
Yakut: барабыай, барабыайа, барабыайдар, дьиэ барабыайа, моойтуруктаах чыычаах
Sardinian: Crucculeu, Furfurinu, Gruccůcciu
Scots: Gealbhonn
Northern Sami: Ránescihci, šilljocihci
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Gekurulla
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
Tajik: гунҷишк, гунҷишки оддӣ, гунҷишки хонагӣ, чумчуқ
Thai: นกกระจอกใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók krà-còaak yày
Tswana: Tswere
Turkish: Evcil Serçe, Serçe, Үй торғайы
Tatar: йорт чыпчыгы , карт чыпчык
Tuvinian: Бора хөкпеш, бора-хөкпеш бора-хөкпештер бора-хөкпежи
Udmurt: ӟабыли, гурт ӟольгыри, ӟилѐкипапа, ӟиллѐ, ӟиллѐкей, ӟолей, ӟольгыри, ӟольгыриос, ӟоргыли
Ukrainian: Горобець, Горобець хатній , Хатній горобець
Uzbek: уй чумчуғи
Vietnamese: Sẻ nhà
Kalmyk: богшада, богшурһа, бор шовун, герин богшурһа
Chinese: [jia ma-que], 家麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 家麻雀

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