House sparrow (species: Passer domesticus) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Passer domesticus
House sparrow

©Fir0002: A male House Sparrow in Victoria, Australia in March 2008

©Diliff: Female House Sparrow in Leeds Castle, Kent, England
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Passeridae
Genus Passer
Species Passer domesticus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Large flocks of sparrows were common in the 1990s prior to eradication efforts by Qld Parks and Wildlife Service. Rarely seen since then. A small flock was seen at the resort in Nov 2013.

Web resources


  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.