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

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

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