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Nutmeg Mannikin

Lonchura punctulata


Finch like bird native to Asia & the Phillipines which has spread to the US due to the pet trade. Also known as the scaly breasted Munia. There have been frequent siteings in Southern California.


Urban back yards feeding on seeds.


I had 4 birds at my feeder for a number of days

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2013
Submitted on Oct 14, 2013

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