Java Sparrows, Taronga Zoo, Sydney
The Java Sparrow (also called Java Finch or Java Rice Finch) is native to the Indonesian Islands, including Java and Bali. It is a seed eater and is commonly found in grain farming areas such as rice fields. It can become a pest to farmers in some areas.
This beautiful little finch is also a common cage bird around the world.
The birds in these photos were taken in a walk-through aviary at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.