Story: Introduced land birds

Female house sparrow

Female house sparrow

The female house sparrow is a little smaller than the male. It is brown on the head and back, and pale grey underneath.

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Photograph by Peter Blok

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - House sparrows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17173/female-house-sparrow (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015