Java sparrows in a plumeria

A pair of java sparrows in a plumeria tree
A pair of java sparrows in a plumeria tree

This pair of Java sparrows was easy to see flitting about in the bare branches of a plumeria tree. Plumerias start out this way before flowers bud and bloom. Leaves are the last to show.

Java sparrows are a favorite of mine, for their perky nature, bold marking, and those pink legs and beak.

Posted in response to Becky’s October Squares challenge theme of ‘Past Squares – In the Pink.’ See more responses here.


8 thoughts on “Java sparrows in a plumeria

        1. Graham Post author

          I’m not sure. They were first recorded in the 1800s but then disappeared. The 1960s is the next recording but whether that was deliberate or accidental, I haven’t been able to find out.


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