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Java Sparrow

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Photo © by Romy Ocon  Infanta, Pangasinan Province, Philippines, October 2005
Photo © by Romy Ocon
Infanta, Pangasinan Province, Philippines, October 2005
Lonchura oryzivora

Padda oryzivora

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[edit] Identification

17 cm

  • Grey upperparts and breast
  • Pink belly
  • White-cheeked black head
  • Red eye-ring
  • Pink feet
  • Thick red bill
JuvenilePhoto © by Karim Madoya  Tanjung Aru, Malaysia, December 2006
Juvenile
Photo © by Karim Madoya
Tanjung Aru, Malaysia, December 2006

Sexes similar
Immature birds:

  • Brown upperparts
  • Lighter brown underparts and cheeks
  • Remainder of the head is dark grey (as opposed to black)
  • Grey bill with a pink base

[edit] Distribution

Indonesia: found in Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Kangean Islands; introduced to Christmas Island, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1]. which belongs to the Estrildidae. Its closest relative seems to be the Timor Sparrow. Some authorities1, 2 place this bird in genus Padda.

[edit] Habitat

Open grassland low bushes and scrub. Often seen near towns.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Diet includes grain and other seeds.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is built in a tree or building. The clutch consists of up to 8 eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. The species account from Birdlife International with detailed information about status in the original distribution area

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