Java Sparrow juvenile on a bottlebrush

A Java Sparrow juvenile on a bottlebrush in Hawaii
A Java Sparrow on a bottlebrush in Hawaii

I see Java Sparrows quite often, but I’d never seen a juvenile until I took this top photo. The bird has the look but not much of the coloration, just a bit of pink in the bill and around the eye. The adult, in the second photo, shows the distinctive markings still to come.

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