(Passer domesticus) Description: Male in breeding plumage has gray crown, chestnut nape, black bib and black bill. Female has streaked back, buffy eye stripe and unstreaked breast.
Habitat: Cultivated lands, woodland and edge, around human habitation.
Diet: Seeds, insects and fruit.
Displays: Courting male hops around female, back flattened, head up, tail down, wings extended with tips nearly touching the ground.
Nest: In artificial or natural cavity.
Eggs: White, greenish or blue, marked with gray or brown.
Natural history notes: Abundant in or near areas of human habitation, this bird (also known as the English sparrow) was introduced to the United States from Europe and England and quickly became one of the most common U.S. birds. Different geographical races have developed since bird's introduction to North America; races now vary in color and body size.