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By SteveMoulding    
The Java Sparrow, also known as the Ricebird(species Padda oryzivora), bird of the mannikin group in the family Estrildidae (order Passeriformes). It is an attractive bird that chirps and trills. Native to Java and Bali, it has become established in the wild elsewhere in Asia. Also called paddy bird, it may form large flocks that damage grain, especially devistating rice fields. It is 14 cm (5.5 inches) long and mostly gray, with pinkish underparts, a large white ear patch, and a stout red bill. An attractive member of the sparrow family.
I hope you like him. Many thanks for all the C&C's they are very much appreciated.
I am sorry for only clicking the last couple of days but I am having to catch up with a lot of things due to being ill the last two/three weeks.
Enjoy your week, best wishes.

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Tags: Sparrow Close-up and macro Sri lanka Finch Java Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Java sparrow Ricebird

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22 Mar 2010 10:41AM
What a beautiful bird! I like both photos but prefer V1. Personally, I'd probably try and get rid of the dark area on the right hand side as it's a bit distracting (very easy in PS) but that's just my personal opinion and I know that some people feel that editing a photo in that way is 'cheating'. Anyhow, they're great photos as they are so well done. Smile

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photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
22 Mar 2010 10:43AM
superb Steve
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 10:45AM
2 great captures
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
22 Mar 2010 10:49AM
Both great images of such an attractive little bird, but V1 for me today. The colours are so well captured in that version.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
22 Mar 2010 11:08AM
Two rippers Steve - a new one for me as well - good work...Bill
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 11:23AM
never seen these before
v1 gets the click today
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 11:34AM
two crackers steve brilliant detail and colour v1 for me today too nice one Wink
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
22 Mar 2010 11:57AM
Two rand images well captured I am with the majority v1 for me too Colin
clicknimagine 7 221 88
22 Mar 2010 11:59AM
two fantastic captures...
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
22 Mar 2010 12:52PM
Two fine shots, V1 for me.

Jekaro 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 3:20PM
Two fantastic captures, Steve, V1 for me today.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Mar 2010 5:41PM
OOOOoooooooLove his red beak and the sympathetic colors in the bg!
22 Mar 2010 5:42PM
Beautiful shots Steve - V1 for me !

Dinney 9 2 England
22 Mar 2010 6:48PM
Super shot Steve, lovely colours and detail, V1 for me too.
Roly 10 Wales
22 Mar 2010 8:10PM
Two super images and a good write up.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 8:48PM
2 beauties...great light/detail on both
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
22 Mar 2010 8:48PM
Two fine shots of this handsome little fellow
fatmod 11 22 England
22 Mar 2010 8:51PM
2 superb captures v1 for me
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 9:35PM
Great captures, nice detail, V1 for me Steve.
23 Mar 2010 11:26AM
Sharp and full of great detail. Excellent.
23 Mar 2010 11:28AM
janty66 10 3 England
23 Mar 2010 11:39AM
2 great shots...
23 Mar 2010 2:04PM
Well done Steve, some nice detail here,
23 Mar 2010 3:05PM
Two brilliant captures, v1 for me.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
23 Mar 2010 7:03PM
I love the light and shadow in V1 - excellent, Steve.

Ray42 9 3 England
23 Mar 2010 8:29PM
A great pair of shots

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