Java Sparrow, Lonchura oryzivora


Java Sparrow
Java Sparrows are native to Java, Bali, and a few other Indonisian islands, but their attractive appearance and ready acceptance of human proximity have led to their popularity as cage birds throughout the world, and to their establishment in the wild via escape and release in a number of tropical habitats. They were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-Twentieth Century, and are established in all five of the main islands of the archipelago, with the largest population in Oahu. The birds above and below, and at the bottom of the page, were photographed at Haena on Kauai.



Java Sparrows


Java Sparrows
A juvenile with an adult, at Puako on the Big Island.



Java Sparrow