Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Java Sparrows (Padda oryzivora) are regular visitors to our garden. As I mentioned in an earlier post about Java Sparrows, these natives of Indonesia are members of the finch family, despite the common name. They were introduced into Hawaii well over a century ago, and have become well established here in the islands.
By chance, while I was researching a different finch species, I came across a website that had a brief recording of the Java Sparrow's song. Here it is: Java Sparrow song.
Tip of the hat to Roy Beckham at eFinch.com for posting the recording on his website for all of us to enjoy.