What's the difference between
a male and a female house sparrow?

What's the difference between male and female sparrows?

  • Male and female house sparrows are generally the same size as each other. And both can be seen businly bring food to their youngsters. However, they have very different colouring.

  • Male house sparrows are distinguishable by their brown heads which are topped by a grey cap. The females have a paler brown head.

  • The males have rich chestnut brown wings whereas the females have a paler brown back.

  • Males have black around their eyes and the females have a light brown eye stripe.

  • Males have a white throat and black bib while the female's  chest and belly is a uniform pale brown.