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Chestnut or Black-headed Munia (juvenile & adult)

Lonchura atricapilla

Description:

Small passerine bird. Before 1995, it was the national bird of the Philippines, where it is known as mayang pula ("red maya") because of its brick red patch on the lower back which is visible only when it flies.

Habitat:

Rural garden.

Notes:

Juvenile Lonchura atricapilla does not have yet the brick-red plumage of adults.

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Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 4, 2019
Submitted on Jul 4, 2019

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