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Java Sparrow

Java Sparrow

Scientific name: Padda oryzivora
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae

Also called: Java Finch or Java Rice Bird

The Java Sparrow is a resident breeding bird in Java, Bali and Bawean in Indonesia. It is a popular cagebird, and has been introduced in a large number of other countries. It is a very gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. It frequents open grassland and cultivation, and was formerly a pest in rice fields, hence its scientific name. The nest is constructed in a tree or building, and up to eight eggs are laid.

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