Java Sparrow

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A pair of Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) was photographed at the limestone hills at the fringe of Ipoh, Perak (above). The above image shows a close-up of an adult’s feet. Above and below show a subadult/immature moulting into adult plumage. … Continued

Coprophagia by Java Sparrows

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“Coprophagia, the consumption of faeces, is not uncommon among birds. Some will consume the faecal sacs of chicks they are rearing as it contains partially-digested food items. But heterospecific coprophagia, eating the faeces of other species, is less common. “In … Continued

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

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