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Java Sparrow

Java Sparrow

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Scientific Name:

Padda oryzivora


Distribution

Java, Bali.


Diet:

Mainly seed eater. Cereal crops, especially rice, grass seeds, seeds of flowering plants, a few insects.


Facts

Habitat:  Open grassland and woodland, rice fields, residential areas.


Incubation: 13-14 days / 4-7 eggs


Social structure: Small or large flocks of hundreds of individuals


Weight: 27.8g max


Dimensions: 15cm

 

Lifespan:  2-7


Estimated population in the wild: 2,500-9,999

 

Threats: Trapping for the domestic and international bird trade, persecuting as a rice crop-pest, hunting for local consumption.


IUCN Status: Vulnerable


Did you know that:

  1. Males perform a complex courtship dance involving bowing, jumping and singing.
  2. The nest is a loosely built structure of dried grass, constructed under the roofs and eaves of buildings in towns and villages, or in bushes and treetops in more rural areas.



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