A Java sparrow.
a white, pink, and gray SE Asian passerine finch (Padda oryzivora, family Estrildidae) widely kept as a cage bird
A small gray bird (Padda oryzivora) that has a black-and-white head, is native to tropical Asia, and is popular as a cage bird.
(plural Java sparrows)
- (ornithology) A species of finch Padda oryzivora, native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird.