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Bronze Mannikin

Lonchura cucullata


A small estrildid finch, smaller than sparrow. In pics 1 to 3, juveniles, just after eating; pics 4 to 6 - adults feeding on a tall grass next to a waterway. Juvenile are all brown, with shiny grey beak; adults are delicately coloured, upperparts brown, head and chest dark brown, green glossy shoulders, underparts white (for a close shots of adults, my previous spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/184...)


Ubiquitous estrildid finch of sub-saharan Africa, I observed them in various environments - usually close to tall grasses. Here, in wooded area of a city park in Abuja.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Beautiful spotting, Zlatan. I do love finches.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Lat: 9.04, Long: 7.43

Spotted on Oct 14, 2018
Submitted on Nov 17, 2018

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