Another name for this bird is the English Sparrow. So I had assumed that was where they originated. But it’s first known habitat is the middle east. (for detailed information click here)
They were released in New York City in 1852 to control a moth infestation and NY Central Park as a ‘pretty’ bird. Now they live everywhere. I have never been anywhere in the world and not seen one, and I actually look.
Growing up in NYC it was a tradition to feed them old bread crusts in the alley ways. Great stuff for a city kid so I have a soft spot for them. Which is why I have this weird habit of looking for sparrows where ever I go.
If you travel just look around at the local small birds, they’ll be there. They are even in Iceland and Hawaii !