National Institute for Environmental Studies Invasive Species of Japan Japanese | English
  1. Invasive Species of Japan >
  2. Aves >
  3. Padda oryzivora

Padda oryzivora

Basic information
Scientific name Padda oryzivora

Click to magnify

Common names Java sparrow
Higher taxon Estrildidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Java and Bali Islands.
Habitat Grass land, farm area, shrub.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There were records of breeding in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hyogo Prefs., and occurrence in Miyagi, Niigata, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Mie, and Wakayama Prefs. In Tokyo, this species seems to fail to be established, given disappearance since 1990s, despite appearance in 1970s. Range in Japan
Date Flocks occurred in ca.1910 at Tokyo. Recorded since 1964 in Kanagawa Pref.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal
Impact Potentially: Damage on agriculture in foreign country.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Continental China (Hebei), Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia (peninsular), Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tanzania, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela, Hawaii, St. Helena, Mauritius, Reunion, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-13) (in Jpn)
  • Clement et al. (1993) Finch & Sparrow. Christpher Helm, London.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-12)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.
Vulnerable in IUCN Red List