This article is from the Birds FAQ, by Lanny Chambers with numerous contributions by others.
We are aware of no documented cases of birds suffering from eating rice.
Joe Morlan writes, "Bobolinks are reported to cause considerable
damage to rice fields in parts of the southeast during fall migration.
The alternate name for the Java Sparrow is 'Ricebird' because of its
See the June 1993 issue of _Bird Watcher's Digest_ for more information.