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House sparrow (male)
Passer domesticus

Size: 6.25 inches
Overall Color: brown and black and gray
Occurrence: towns and farms
Diet: seeds, fruit, insects, spiders
Nest: cuplike in cavities
Field Identification: black neck and breast, gray underparts and crown and cheek, communal, introduced, chestnut nape, brown back
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 85 Passeridae (old world sparrows)
Genus: Passer
Species: domesticus

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