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Scaly-breasted Munia

Lonchura puntulata


Very common resident bird of grasslands, gardens and paddy fields throughout the island. It lives as flocks of about ten birds and feeds on grass seeds and paddy. Scaly-breasted Munia breeds throughout the year though most nests are found in the period of October to May. The nest is a ball of grass blades in trees or shrubs.


Scrub land next to paddy fields

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Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 18, 2014
Submitted on Jul 18, 2014

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