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Two Java Sparrows, a breeding pair.

Camera:Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Lens:Carl Zeiss
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Java Sparrows
Username:Brian_Rodos Brian_Rodos
Uploaded:12 Mar 2009 - 9:22 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Megrez
Megrez  6 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 - 9:34 AM

Nice photo with lovely detail, but I think you'll find they are Zebra Finches not Java Sparrows.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 10:15 AM

Gorgeous colours and detail
Mary

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Headless
Headless  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 10:33 AM

Great pic.
I always knew them as Zebera finches but the name may vary around the world depending on where you saw these.
I used to have two just like this, the colourful one was called 'Wally' (the walrus) due to his walrus 'teeth' markings while the white one was called 'Nora (Batty, from last of the summer wine) as she hen pecked 'Wally'.
Mind you, when I saw several hundered together in the wild in Australia I found the noise quite overpowering, anyone who keeps these you will understand what I mean! lol.
I must admit after seeing them wild I did feel guilty about keeping them in captivity all those years before and wouldn't do it again.
Nice pic.
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bearmtn
bearmtn  6 United States
12 Mar 2009 - 10:56 AM

Wonderful capture!

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2009 - 5:21 PM

Beautiful detail wonderful shot and yes these are Zebra Finches for sure I used to breed them in my aviary
alexa

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MickHarris
12 Mar 2009 - 6:29 PM

Brings back memories of my birdkeeping days too.
They're both males though and Zebra Finches-the one on the right is a
'normal' grey male as found in the wild(in Australia) and the other if I remember correctly is a male of a mutation known as chestnut-flanked
white.They come in various colours.

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Brian_Rodos
20 Mar 2009 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for all your comments guys. As you probably gathered I know very little about these birds, but I do know a very tame expert! To clarify, he agrees that they are both zebra finches, but assures me that they are a male and female - 1000%. And I can't argue with that.

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wharmby
wharmby  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2009 - 3:33 PM

lovely capture, i agree with mick definately 2 cocks. the left hand one showing faint signs of the cheek patches, hens only have little black tears under each eye. wharmbySmile anyway still a lovely picture

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jwt
jwt Junior Member 8 England
2 Sep 2009 - 3:40 PM

Lovely detail and colours

James

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