Java Rice Finch

 

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Range: Originally from the island of Java, this bird can now be found living in several areas of introduction. 

The Hawaiian islands consider this species to be a pest.  As is the case with many introduced species this little bird was most likely brought to the islands as pets and either escaped or were turned loose by well meaning individuals. 

Habitat: Dense forests to open grasslands.

Natural Diet: Seeds and green sprouts.

Diet at Rain Forest: Prepared seed diet, supplemented with calcium from cuttlebone and egg shell.

Size: 4-6"

Keepers Notes: A large social bird the java rice finch is a popular cage bird due to its size and vibrant markings

Status in Wild: Stable in majority of its natural range