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Java Sparrow

Java Sparrow
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-12 0:22
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Points: 4
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Java Sparrow
(Padda oryzivora) 爪哇禾雀
Size: 17 cm

Grey upperparts and breast. Pink belly. White-cheeked black head. Red eye-ring. Pink feet. Thick red bill. Sexes similar. Immature birds: Brown upperparts. Lighter brown underparts and cheeks. Remainder of the head is dark grey (as opposed to black). Grey bill with a pink base.


Open grassland low bushes and scrub. Often seen near towns. Diet includes grain and other seeds. The nest is built in a tree or building. The clutch consists of up to 8 eggs.

Very rare escapee in Singapore.

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照的清晰 很可愛的三隻小鳥
顏色鮮豔 光線亮麗 構圖美麗

What a beautiful composition of the group of these java sparrow! Beautiful shades of green backgrownd vanished. Great job, Ang!!

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello

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