Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora

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“This is one of the Java Sparrows’ (Lonchura oryzivora) favourite nesting sites in the limestone hills; this pair use it every year. One will guard the nest will the other forages for prey for the young (presumed animal prey but … Continued

Java Sparrow – nesting material

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“Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) are doing well at some sites in the city especially around limestone caves where they nest, very high up. Over the years I have seen them collect material for nesting that includes: 1. Bamboo leaves – … Continued

Java Sparrow

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“There are 5 sites I am aware of in the city where these localised community of feral Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) breed. Numbers of birds continue to be small and fragile. Three of the sites are in proximity to limestone … Continued

Java Sparrow – courtship ritual

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“I was fortunate to witness a courtship ritual of the Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora). “These are released captives (feral population) but have breed successfully in the wild, mostly around limestone caves. I was some distance away when it began and … Continued

Java Sparrow– brood size

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“While some Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) were in courtship and others were building nests, some had young that had fledged (above).  “Wells (2007) states that fledging brood sizes are unreported.  “This pair had 3 juveniles in their care that had … Continued

Java Sparrow feeding on plants

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“Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) feeding on a variety of grass plants including the achene of Coatbuttons/Tridax Daisy (Tridax procumbens) (below). An achene a type of dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plant which contain a single seed. See … Continued

Java Sparrow nesting

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“Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) are not a native bird but breed in the wild from released captives. “There are a number of small stable populations in 3 locations around the city, largely centered on limestone outcroppings where they breeding. “Image … Continued

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