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Indian silverbill

Lonchura malabarica


The Indian silverbill or white-throated munia is a small passerine bird found in the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions that was formerly considered to include the closely related African silverbill (Lonchura cantans). This estrildid finch is a common resident breeding bird in the drier regions of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It has also been introduced into many other parts of the world and has become established in some areas. They forage in small flocks in grassland and scrub habitats.


Silver Beaked Munia - Bharatpur; Dec 2014

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Especially like the second photo

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 27, 2014
Submitted on Dec 30, 2014

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