Sparrows tend to prefer living in close approximation to people. The sparrow is a brown chunky bird. The male has a distinctive black bib with the female and young birds having a grey breast. Sparrows average three broods per season with four to seven eggs per brood. Young sparrows typically leave the nest after two weeks.
The male sparrow selects the nesting site. The nests have a roof and are often found in trees or shrubs, on building ledges, in signs, on light fixtures and under bridges. Nests often plug rain gutters.
Sparrows are aggressive and social birds. They will stay in an area as long as food and nest sites are available. Sparrows are very tolerant of humans. Grain is the preferred food of a sparrow. However they will feed on fruits, seeds and garbage.