|Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 18, 2015|
I think this is a female House Sparrow, Passer domesticus. The male House Sparrow has darker, more distinct markings. There was a small flock flitting about, but this is the only one that sat still long enough to be photographed. They eat seeds and insects.
Natives of Europe, Asia and Africa, they were introduced into North America in the mid 1800s. They multiplied quickly, competing with native birds for food and nesting sites. In some areas they are considered to be a problem species as flocks of House Sparrows can damage grain and other crops.
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