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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ja′va spar′row(n.)

  1. a gray and red finch, Padda oryzivora, of the waxbill family, resident on Java and Bali and widely introduced elsewhere.

    Category: Ornithology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Java sparrow, Java finch, ricebird, Padda oryzivora(noun)

    small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields


  1. Java sparrow(Noun)

    A species of finch Padda oryzivora, native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird.


  1. Java Sparrow

    The Java Sparrow, also known as Java Finch, Java Rice Sparrow or Java Rice Bird is a small passerine bird. This estrildid finch is a resident breeding bird in Java, Bali and Bawean in Indonesia. It is a popular cagebird, and has been introduced in a large number of other countries. Some taxonomsts place this and the Timor Sparrow in their own genus Padda.


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