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Spotted Munia

Lonchura punctulata


Very difficult to find in between trees. A male and a female.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Thanks for the info Ashish. Actually there are many common names for many species which may be different for the same species around the world so it should not matter much as long as the scientific name is correct. When I had started bird watching and even today many old timers still call it spotted munia. I hope you find the above information of some use. Thanks.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

In India we call them Scaly Breasted Munia...

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Got a chance of seeing a couple build their nest in my garden. Uploaded the last pic which was shot at a close range.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Cropped and added 2 more images.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Nicole.

NicoleB 6 years ago

They are such Beauties :)!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Ashish. Alice, about these birds: usually many couples are found around together, found in open around cultivated areas. I have seen them eating small insects and are very shy. Feeble chirps are heard when they get scared.

alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Pretty, but is there something special about them. Tell us about them.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Good spotting..!!

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.97, Long: 72.73

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jun 25, 2011

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