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Chestnut Munia

Lonchura antricapilla

Description:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The chestnut munia (Lonchura atricapilla), formerly considered as a subspecies of the tricolored munia, is also known as black-headed munia. It is a small passerine bird.

Habitat:

Exact location of the nest was unknown. Spotted near residential houses in Gerona, Tarlac Province, Philippines.

Notes:

Thanks to Paul Davis for identifying this.

2 Comments

Almario
Almario a year ago

Thank you, Paul.

Although the Chestnut Munia was once the national bird in our country (before this was changed to the Philippine Eagle - Pithecophaga jefferyi), most Filipinos (including me) thought the Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) was the national bird since these are more abundant. Now I know :)

http://philippinemaya.weebly.com/

Paul Davis
Paul Davis a year ago

Once it was the National bird of the Phillippines

Almario
Spotted by
Almario

Tarlac, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2019

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