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TRICOLORED MUNIA / BLACK HEADED MUNIA

Lonchura malacca

Description:

The tricoloured munia is an estrildid finch, native to Sri Lanka, India and southern China. The species was also introduced to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. This species like the chestnut munia has been known as the black-headed munia. Immature birds have pale brown upperparts, lack the dark head found in adults, and have uniform buff underparts that can be confused with immatures of other munias such as the scaly-breasted munia. HABITAT

Habitat:

The tricoloured munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. It inhabits wet grassland habitats. It may also be found in tropical lowland moist forest habitats.

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Dhilip
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Dhilip

North Central, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 22, 2016
Submitted on Dec 22, 2016

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