Sparrows are about 6 inches long.
Males have dark brown streaks with black above and a gray underside. They have large black patch under the beak.
Females are dusky brownish gray color with blackish stripes above and gray underside. They have a yellowish beak.
Sparrows nest in protected areas in or near buildings, such as: ledges, gutters, signs, light fixtures and under eaves, etc.
They build their nests from grass, straw, feathers, string, paper and debris. They will frequently reuse nesting sites.