Java Sparrows, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Java Sparrow, 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.

Java Sparrow, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Java Sparrow, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

 

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