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Java sparrow

n.
A small gray bird (Padda oryzivora) that has a black-and-white head, is native to tropical Asia, and is popular as a cage bird.

Java sparrow

n
(Animals) a small grey-and-pink finchlike Indonesian weaverbird, Padda oryzivora: a popular cage bird

Ja′va spar′row


n.
a gray and red finch, Padda oryzivora, of the waxbill family, resident on Java and Bali and widely introduced elsewhere.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Java sparrow - small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fieldsJava sparrow - small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields
weaver finch, weaverbird, weaver - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
genus Padda, Padda - a genus of Ploceidae
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'A pair of Java sparrows or quails can set you back by Rs2,000,' said a purveyor of birds.
He said that the department's team seized 700 Australian bajri, fisher birds, cocktails parrots, java sparrows and black masked love birds from a passenger bus bound for Peshawar from Karachi.
The venue also houses an aviary, which is home to diamond doves, java sparrows and canaries, as well as accommodating rabbits and guinea pigs.
It also houses an aviary, which is home to species including diamond doves, java sparrows and canaries, as well as accommodating smaller animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.
A preliminary survey indicated that Cryptosporidium could infect white Java sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) [12], but the number of sampled birds is too small (n = 25), which may not reflect the actual prevalence of Cryptosporidium in this bird.
Some of these include the Yellowcrested Cockatoo of East Timor and Indonesia, Macaws, African Grey Parrot and Java Sparrows. All these birds are readily available for sale in the country.

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