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Birds of Yosemite National Park (1954, 1963) by Cyril A. Stebbins and Robert C. Stebbins


WEAVER FINCHES: Family Ploceidae

HOUSE SPARROW (Passer domesticus): 5 1/2-6 1/4 in. Throat and upper breast black; crown gray; band behind eye and on nape brown; under parts dirty white; back, wings, and rump chestnut-brown, streaked with dusky. Female: Upper parts and sides brown, chestnut wanting; back, tail, and wings blackish; breast not streaked; no throat-patch.

Widespread introduced exotic, common on streets and near buildings in most towns and about farms. Highly adaptable with respect to environment and foraging method, but prefers association with civilization. Occasionally wanders into Yosemite region in summer. Has been observed at El Portal and Yosemite Valley in vicinity of buildings.



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