PARDAL (AS KNOWN IN BRAZIL)
The House Sparrow originates from the Middle East, and these birds are found in almost every country in the world, which characterizes them as a cosmopolitan species. They measure between 5 and 7 inches and weigh from 0,3 to 1,4 ounces. The plumage is generally brownish gray on the outside and white on the inside, although the plumages of some subspecies are more colorful.
A very interesting characteristic is that, before landing, it hovers in the air by rapidly beating its wings, resembling the flight of a hummingbird. The song is a continuous and pleasant "chirip".
Its diet consists of seeds, flowers, insects, tree buds, and human leftovers. It also feeds on fruits like bananas, apples, and papayas. It's common to hear a flock making a lot of noise at dusk. It also enjoys searching for food on the ground.
The nest is built by the male, and it's spherical with a side entrance, made from grass, feathers, paper, cotton, and other fibers. The 4 gray-spotted eggs are incubated by the couple for 12 days. House Sparrows can be found throughout the entire Brazilian territory.