Even Sparrows Latin name, Passer domesticus, shows their affinity with people. They’re what we call a commensal species. They’ve been our constant companions for millennia, ever since the dawn of agriculture in the Near East, and have spread with agriculture throughout Europe, Africa and the East.
They’ve also been introduced to the places they couldn’t reach on their own – Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. Sparrows are a truly successful and ubiquitous species!