Warbling Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Here in Hawaii, this cute little bird is known as the Warbling Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica). I understand that it's called the Indian Silverbill in Asia. These are small birds, only about 4 inches (10 cm) in length. They are plentiful in our area and they nest in trees and hedges all around our garden.
They're very social birds. They visit our feeder and our bird bath throughout the day in pairs and small groups, and always seem to be chattering amongst themselves. It's unusual to see one alone. In fact, when this one perched on the top of this Areca Palm all by itself, it was a surprise. Then I noticed its mate snuggled in amongst the fronds of the Areca, just below.