Passer domesticus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES Passeriformes Passeridae

Scientific Name: Passer domesticus
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name/s:
English House Sparrow
French Moineau Domestique

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern     ver 3.1
Year Assessed: 2008
Assessor/s BirdLife International
Evaluator/s: Bird, J. & Butchart, S. (BirdLife International Red List Authority)
2004 Least Concern (BirdLife International 2004)
2000 Lower Risk/least concern (BirdLife International 2000)
1994 Lower Risk/least concern (Collar et al. 1994)
1988 Lower Risk/least concern (Collar and Andrew 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 10,000,000 km². It has a large global population, including an estimated 130,000,000-270,000,000 individuals in Europe (BirdLife International in prep.). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Argentina; Armenia; Aruba; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Bahrain; Belarus; Belgium; Belize; Bermuda; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Cambodia; Canada; Cape Verde; Cayman Islands; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Costa Rica; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eritrea; Estonia; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Gambia; Georgia; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Latvia; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Netherlands; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Somalia; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; Spain; Sudan; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Turks and Caicos Islands; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan; Yemen
Australia; British Indian Ocean Territory; Comoros; Jamaica; Lesotho; Malawi; Maldives; Mauritius; Netherlands Antilles; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Réunion; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Seychelles; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; United States; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.; Zimbabwe
Japan; Trinidad and Tobago; Viet Nam

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: BirdLife International 2008. Passer domesticus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <>. Downloaded on 11 February 2009.
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