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 for ricebird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Java \Ja"va\ (j[aum]"v[.a]), n.
     1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to
        the Netherlands.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object-oriented computer
        programming language, derived largely from C++, used
        widely for design and display of web pages on the
        world-wide web. It is an interpreted language, and has
        been suggested as a platform-independent code to allow
        execution of the same progam under multiple operating
        systems without recompiling. The language is still (1997)
        under active development, and is evolving.
        [GG + PJC]
  
     Java cat (Zool.), the musang.
  
     Java sparrow (Zool.), a species of finch ({Padda
        oryzivora), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a
        cage bird; -- called also ricebird, and paddy bird. In
        the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and
        tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks
        white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also
        kept as a cage bird.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ricebird \Rice"bird`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) The Java sparrow.
     (b) The bobolink.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bobolink \Bob"o*link`\, n. (Zool.)
     An American singing bird ({Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male
     is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also,
     ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The happiest bird of our spring is the bobolink. --W.
                                                    Irving.
     [1913 Webster] Bobsled

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ricebird
      n 1: migratory American songbird [syn: bobolink, ricebird,
           reedbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
      2: small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice
         fields [syn: Java sparrow, Java finch, ricebird, Padda
         oryzivora]

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