Male House Sparrow in breeding plumage--not always this bright.In non-breeding plumage the brown is duller and the bill is lighter. Less black in the bib. This aggressive invader was purposely introduced in the 1800s. (OC Birder Girl Picture)
Female House Sparrow--No streaking on chest. (OC Birder Girl Picture)
Black Phoebe--Sayornis nigricans is a native species. (OC Birder Girl picture)
To learn which plants to grow to feed native birds, see Las Palitis Nursery: List of Plants that Naturally Attract California Birds to Your Garden and Sea and Sage Audubon's: Plants that Attract Birds.
Good Luck with feeding the birds, and thank you for your question.
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