Conservation Status: VulnerableBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / Editor
The Java Sparrow or Lonchura oryzivora, is also called as Java Finch, Java Rice Sparrow, and Java Rice Bird. Breeding in Java, Bali, Indonesia; migrating in Thailand, Philippines, and other Southeast Asia Country, it is considered to be a cage bird and a pest for consuming too much rice from the field and even in storage facilities.
I use to see a lot of this bird back in the Philippines and I thought during the migration season it could be anywhere, but I learned that appearances can be in selected places and not everywhere.
Because of housing, infrastructure, and industry, a lot of space has been taken for plants to grow for these birds to have as their habitat. It’s a unique lovely bird.
Royal Thai Air Force, Don Mueang, Thailand
October 7, 2017
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"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
I have known Karlo Diel for a long time; in fact, we studied at the same college, the same degree, but he was way a lot younger than I am because that was my second degree when we were enrolled in that college. His wife Ayen, I have known her also for a couple of years now and we have become great friends together with my wife, Arpja. They love adventure just like us, they look for it and they want more. I taught them how to shoot arrows in archery, fishing, encourage them with other sports to enjoy, and finally camping and just hiking and hiking. They know about photography but they never thought on how much it is very important as an outdoor’s man.
They always love to tag along with us in camping and fishing, and we have taken them to some of our birding sorties and yet they never understood what wildlife was. I have also made both of them join my photography club in Bangkok and we have had fantastic exhibitions on streets, macros, landscapes, wildlife and all; never they have learned to love the wildlife as much as this.
We told them that we were going to Chiang Mai, north of Thailand for a birding expedition last April of 2017 and…