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White-rumped Munia

Lonchura striata

Description:

The White-rumped Munia or White-rumped Mannikin (Lonchura striata), sometimes called Striated Finch in aviculture, is a small passerine bird from the family of waxbill "finches" (Estrildidae). These are close relatives of the true finches (Fringillidae) and true sparrows (Passeridae). It is native to tropical continental Asia and some adjacent islands, and has been naturalized in spome parts of Japan. Its domesticated hybrid descendant, the Society Finch or Bengalese Finch, is found worldwide as a pet and a biological model organism.

7 Comments

rams4d
rams4d 7 years ago

Nice shot

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

awesome

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

You're most welcome, Prakash

PrakashPB
PrakashPB 7 years ago

Thankyou JanineLingTurner and Jellis

PrakashPB
PrakashPB 7 years ago

Thankyou soo much Scott Frazier.

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 7 years ago

These little guys are beautiful, nice capture!

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Unusual bill on these birds.
Beautiful spotting

PrakashPB
Spotted by
PrakashPB

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 8, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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