Java sparrow

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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]
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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