The #Javasparrow also known as #Javafinch, #Javaricesparrow or #Javaricebird, is a #small #passerine bird. #Facts 1. Its called java because this estrildid finch is a resident breeding bird in Java, Bali and Bawean in Indonesia. 2. It is a popular cage bird, and has been introduced in a large number of other countries. 3. The Java sparrow has been a popular cage bird in Asia for centuries, first in Ming Dynasty China and then in Japan from the 17th century. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the Java sparrow was one of the most popular cage birds in the United States. 4. In Asia the Java sparrow is most often raised almost from birth by human breeders and owners, and they become very tame and attached to humans. 5. Males have darker and relatively larger beak than females. Specs; Scientific name: Lonchura oryzivora. Family: Estrildidae. Habitat: It is native to South East Asia, (Indonesia) but widely introduced to Europe & America. Lifespan: Approx 2-3 years. Length: Almost 6-7 inches. Weight: 25 gram approx. Diet: A standard parakeet mix containing millet, plain canary seed, and oat groats is the basic requirement. #NikonD5100 #sparrow #java #nature #photography #lahore #pakistan #bird #instabird #wild #wildlife #birdlove #birdphotography #natgeo #natgeowild #finch #bir#birdsofinstagram #birdsofindia #birdsofinsta #picoftheday #photooftheday #nationalgeographic
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