Lonchura oryzivora | Java sparrow

Introduced

Other Names: Java finch, Java rice sparrow, Java rice bird

Java Sparrows are large, full-bodied finches measuring over 5 ½ inches long. They were first introduced to Hawaiʻi in the 1960s on Oʻahu and they spread to the other main Hawaiian Islands quickly thereafter. They feed primarily on seeds and insects. Their head, chin, rear, and tail are black while their nack, wings, and chest are a bluish grey and the cheeks are white. The beak, legs, and eye ring are pink to red in color.

 

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Hotspots for Java sparrow

Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Coastal Wetland

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
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Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary

Coastal Wetland

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SIDE TRIP: Wai‘ānapanpa State Park

Open Ocean

Waianapanapa State Park
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Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

Dry forest

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Hosmer Grove (Haleakalā National Park)

Dry forest

Hosmer Grove
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Keāhole Point

Open Ocean

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Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

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Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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Wailoa River State Park

Coastal Wetland

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Loko Waka Pond

Coastal Wetland

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