Definition of Java sparrow

1. Noun. Small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields.

Exact synonyms: Java Finch, Padda Oryzivora, Ricebird
Generic synonyms: Weaver, Weaver Finch, Weaverbird
Group relationships: Genus Padda, Padda

Definition of Java sparrow

1. Noun. (ornithology) A species of finch ''Padda oryzivora'', native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Java Sparrow

Java Modeling Language
Java Sea
Java cat
Java cats
Java finch
Java man
Java men
Java olives
Java pepper
Java sparrow
Java sparrows
Javan tiger
Javan tigers
Javel water
Javelle water
Jawaharlal Nehru
Jaworski's bodies
Jaws of Life

Literary usage of Java sparrow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of the by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"... java sparrow, GRASS-FINCHES, MUNIAS, and so on, all of which are embraced under the general title of WEAVER-BIRDS, a name bestowed on account of their ..."

2. The Minstrelsy of the Woods; Or, Sketches and Songs Connected with the by S. Waring (1832)
"The java sparrow. THE habits of this bird seem little known, except as they are exhibited in a state of captivity. He is often brought to our coasts from ..."

3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The java sparrow is also kn >wn in Africa, but as an introduced bird, and in Zanzibar, Mauritius, and Reunion, just as it has become wild in parts of India, ..."

4. The Bird Fancier's Companion: Or, Natural History of Cage Birds; Their Food by Charles Reiche (1871)
"In their wild state, their food consists of insects and berries ; caged they require the same food as the Mocking Bird. THE java sparrow, OR RICE BIRD. ..."

5. Ornithological & Other Oddities by Frank Finn (1907)
"As an ornament to the buildings about which he breeds in cracks and crevices, the java sparrow is a great success, and his sweet liquid chirp is much more ..."

6. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"The java sparrow is a considerably larger bird than the preceding, and of a delicate bluish colour, with tho top of the head black, the cheeks and the bill ..."

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