Java Sparrow
Lonchura (Padda) oryzivora
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The Java Sparrow, also known as Java Finch, Java Rice Sparrow or Java Rice Bird is a small passerine, not native to Tanzania. It is a popular cagebird and has been introduced in a large number of countries. Sexes are alike. The photographs were all taken on Pemba island. The upper immature and adult (9-11) are courtesy of Valéry Schollaert. The left lower adult is courtesy of Per Holmen; the right lower, Ingrid Eggert.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Per Holmen, Ingrid Eggert

Last Update this page: 3-19-21