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Sonoran Desert Birds



House sparrow (male) - (Passer domesticus)

 House sparrow (male)

Size: 6.25 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, fruit, insects, spiders
Nest: cuplike in cavities
Field Identification: black neck and breast, gray underparts and head, communal, introduced
Season: year-round

House sparrow (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae (old world sparrows)
Genus: Passer
species: domesticus

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