The House Sparrow is distributed worldwide (excluding the Poles). It is native to Eurasia and North Africa. It was introduced into S. Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and America. Its introduction into North America occured in 1851, when a group of 100 birds from England was released in Brooklyn, New York.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Native ); ethiopian (Native ); neotropical (Introduced ); australian (Introduced )