Albrook Java Sparrow
Karl Kaufmann sent in the following report:
Java Sparrows are widely available on pet shops throughout Panama City, so we feel this bird can be safely written off as an escapee. Move on, move on, there's nothing to see here.
Yesterday morning I saw a Java Sparrow in a fruiting tree behind our house at Albrook. Then it flew off. Here is a photo. It sucks, but it was early in the morning and I didn't have my glasses on to set up the camera properly and now Rosabel is mad at me for not waking her up to see it. I told her it doesn't count as a real bird anyway. I saw it a few minutes later sitting on a fence while walking the dog. The dog was unimpressed.