of birds is found primarily in the Old World. It includes the house sparrow which was introduced
to the New World from England. House Sparrows are not related to the native American sparrows of the family Fringillidae.
House sparrows feed on insect, spiders, berries, and
seeds. They were brought from England
in the 1850s and owe much of their success to outcompeting
bluebirds which were native to America. They are now known in all 48 continental states.