The Sparrow | British Garden Wildlife
The native British sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a small, compact, finch-like, grey bird with a broad head and rounded wings. The sparrow can be seen all year.
There are two native sparrow species:
1) The house sparrow is noisy and gregarious, and used to be very common in cities and suburban gardens, but is now in decline.
2) The tree sparrow is smaller and more active; it has a distinctive cocked tail and a chestnut brown head and nape.
The sparrow has a conical bill that is adapted for eating seeds. The sparrow is a sociable bird that can be seen in groups, particularly when breeding.
The sparrow nests in cavities, trees, and bushes and builds untidy nests of grass and from any material available nearby, including discarded rubbish, door mats, and material.
The song of the sparrow is not well developed but consists of loud chirps and cheeps, as shown in this video: