Java Sparrow – nesting material

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SparrowJv-nest mat [AmarSingh} 1

“Java Sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) are not a native bird but breed in the wild from released captives (feral population), mostly around limestone caves where they nest very high up.

SparrowJv-nest mat [AmarSingh} 2

“Saw them collecting Wilga (Geijera parviflora) leaves (an Australian willow) and Buffalo/Hilo Grass (Paspalum conjugatum) as nesting material. In the past seen them collect bamboo leaves.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
29th August 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone outcroppings at outskirts of the city with secondary growth

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