Didn’t he pose pretty for the camera?
Java Finches (sometimes wrongly identified as Sparrows), are grain eaters. Â Because of Â their love of rice, they have been extensively hunted and are very rare in their native land. Â They aren’t, however, on the endangered list. Â Java Finch are a popular cage bird sought after for their beauty and their chirping song.
There is an extensive Java Finch population on Hawaii. It is believed that the first Java Sparrows came here as pets, then were released and thrived in the climate. These two were happily eating the heads of the grass seeds on the lawn at Chamanade University.