- Small, stocky songbird.
- Bill thick.
- Legs short.
- Chest unstreaked.
- Male with black throat and white cheeks.
- Size: 14-16 cm (6-6 in)
- Wingspan: 19-25 cm (7-10 in)
- Weight: 26-32 g (0.92-1.13 ounces)
- Sex Differences Male with reddish back and black bib, female brown
- Calls a slightly metallic "cheep, chirrup." Song a series
- Sparrows feed on a wide variety of cereals and seeds and their diet
includes young seedlings, buds and flowers and small soft fruits.
- Sparrows raise at least two and up to five broods per year.
- Three to eight eggs are laid per clutch taking an average of two weeks