Species Details

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House Sparrow Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lonchura atricapilla
Family : Estrildidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The House Sparrow is a small streaked brown passerine (length 15 cm, weight 24 g, wing 7.5 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 5.4 cm approximately). The male looks different from the female. The breeding male has a grey crown, chestnut nape and eye stripe, rufous-chestnut back with black streaks, rufous wing with a white shoulder patch, grey rump, and a dark brown tail. Its earcoverts and cheeks are are white, the lores, throat and breast are black and the rest of its underparts are greyish-white. It has a black eye and the short triangular bill is dark brown. The female is brown above with buffish streaks on the mantle, has a plae supercilium, and is brownish-white below. It feeds on grass-seeds, cereals, fruits, flower buds, shoots, insects and kitchen scraps. It breeds in March-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mike Nelson(www.xeno-canto.org/Mike Nelson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.