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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.

ORIGIN:
Java finch is native to Java, Bali, and various neighboring (Indonesia); introduced into Sri Lanka, Southern Burma,
Zanzibar, St. Helen, among other places.

BREEDING:
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
12-15 days.
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