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Scaly-breasted Munia

Lonchura punctulata


Small brown finch with dark beak lore and eye, and a beautiful black and white speckled side.


Overgrown yard, sitting in trees.


Lifer! when I saw this small flock of birds flying around my neighbors yard, I didn't really think anything of it, I asumed it was just a house finch but for some reason I felt the need to photograph it. I wouldn't stop till I got an "ok' photo, after looking at the photos I realised that it wasn't a house finch, and that it could possibly be a Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaly-breasted munia). So I took a few more shots, And was pleased to see that it was indeed what i hoped it would be, after looking over my photos.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 24, 2016
Submitted on Dec 24, 2016

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