- Java Sparrow
name = Java Sparrow
status_system = iucn2.3
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
genus = "
species = "P. oryzivora"
binomial = "Padda oryzivora"
binomial_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
The Java Sparrow, "Padda oryzivora" also known as Java Finch or Java Rice Bird is a small
passerine bird. This estrildid finchis a resident breeding bird in Java, Baliand Baweanin Indonesia. It is a popular cagebird, and has been introduced in a large number of other countries.
The Java Sparrow 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
ricefields, hence its scientific name. The nest is constructed in a tree or building, and up to eight eggs are laid.
The Java Sparrow is 17cm in length. The adult is unmistakable, with its grey upperparts and breast, pink belly, white-cheeked black head, red eye-ring, pink feet and thick red bill.
Both sexes are similar, but immature birds have brown upperparts and paler brown underparts and cheeks. The rest of their head is dark grey rather than black, and the bill is grey with a pink base.
The call is a "chip", and the song is a rapid series of call notes "chipchipchipchipchipchip".
The Java sparrow is considered to be a serious agricultural pest of rice. Due to ongoing habitat loss and hunting in some areas, the Java Sparrow is now uncommon in its native range. It is evaluated as Vulnerable on the
IUCN Red Listof Threatened Species and is listed on Appendix II of CITES.
* Database entry includes justification for why this species is vulnerable
* "Finches and Sparrows" by Clement, Harris and Davis, ISBN 0-7136-8017-2
* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=8734&m=0 BirdLife Species Factsheet]
* [http://www.redlist.org/search/details.php?species=15869 IUCN Red List]
* [http://www.rdb.or.id/detailbird.php?id=277 Red Data Book]
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