House Sparrow

Nesting Habits

Nesting Habits

House sparrows can nest in any habitat except for dense forests, alpine, and desert environments. They actually prefer to live in environments that have been altered or are inhabited by humans. House sparrows tend to build their nests in manmade structures rather than natural nest sites. This includes eaves or walls of buildings, street lights, and in barns. House sparrows also do not migrate. When they find a place to nest, they can be there for life!

House sparrow nests are made up of vegetation that is often stuff into a hole until it’s almost completely filled. House sparrows will then use softer materials like string and feathers to line the nest. These birds are highly aggressive and will attack other bird species that try to attack their homes. House sparrows are even known to challenge other flocks to take over their nesting spots!
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