Passer – True sparrows

Most extant species are found in Africa, making us think old-world sparrows originated from this region

The old world sparrows have developed a unique relationship with humans, and both learned to coexist peacefully. Some birds might nest in tiny artificial homes or feed off the bird feeders placed on the rooftop.

The plumage in most plump species is rich in brown color. However, there might also be black, white, grey, or yellow specks. They have short tails and stubby conical beaks and are about 10-20 cm (4-8 in) long. You might spot a group of sparrows on the ground, killing time by playing in the water or eating small insects or breadcrumbs.

This genus includes some of the most commonly spotted birds that rule worldwide. Species in most regions have been introduced there over time.