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Birds of the St. Croix River Valley: Minnesota and Wisconsin


Weaver Finches

House Sparrow

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Status: Introduced permanent resident.

Distribution: Common to locally abundant resident throughout the Valley. The largest concentrations of house sparrows occur in residential areas and other sites of human habitation, including rural residential developments and farms. This species is less numerous and more localized in heavily forested habitats away from the influence of humans.

Habitat: Closely related to areas of human settlement including houses, office buildings, feedmills, railroad tracks, farmyards, feedlots, and pastures.

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