DESCRIPTION OF BIRD:
Pale blue-gray; head black with white cheek patches. Black tail. Eyes brown, beak pink, legs flesh-colored.
HOW TO TELL MALE FROM FEMALE:
The female is somewhat smaller; narrower crown and a more regularly tapered bill. The base of the male's bill is
more swollen and a brighter red.
Java finch is native to Java, Bali, and various neighboring (Indonesia); introduced into Sri Lanka, Southern Burma,
Zanzibar, St. Helen, among other places.
These birds are ideal aviary inhabitants. They prefer using half-open nest boxes or beechwood blocks. If nothing is
done to prevent is, the birds will breed throughout the year, which, of course could lead to egg-binding problems.
Limit the breeding period from May through July and no more than four clutches per season. The incubation period is
Java Rice Finch
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