This bird is native to Indonesia and was introduced first in 1867 and
later reintroduced in the late 1960's. It builds nests in tree cavities
and under the eves of buildings.
These birds travel in big groups and quarrel amongst themselves. They
roost in large dense trees.
These small sparrows while abundant in Hawaii are actually becoming endangered
in their native range. They are also illegal to keep as pets in some parts
of the mainland due to the threat of destroying specific agricultural
Where to find on campus: Open grassy fields during the
day. At night they often form communal roosts with Mynas along the median
of Maile way between St. John and Gilmore.