A Java sparrow.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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a white, pink, and gray SE Asian passerine finch (Padda oryzivora, family Estrildidae) widely kept as a cage bird
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small grayish bird (Padda oryzivora) native to tropical Asia and often kept as a cage bird.