Pest Guides

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus


House Sparrow

  • House sparrows are less than 15cm in length.
  • Male House Sparrows can be identified by the grey crown on their heads, and their black throat ‘bib’, whereas females and young are mostly plain brown in colour.


  • Sparrows live for a period of four to seven years, with up to five breeding seasons.
  • The breeding season runs through Spring and Summer, and up to three broods of 4–6 eggs may be laid in this time.


  • Sparrows tend to use the same nests every year, resulting in a build-up of nest debris, and insects associated with their nests.
  • House Sparrows are a pest to the food industry in particular, due to the risk of contamination from their droppings and the damage caused to packaged goods.

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