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White-rumped Munia

Lonchura striata


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.


rams4d 7 years ago

Nice shot

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

You're most welcome, Prakash

PrakashPB 7 years ago

Thankyou JanineLingTurner and Jellis

PrakashPB 7 years ago

Thankyou soo much Scott Frazier.

JanineLingTurner 7 years ago

These little guys are beautiful, nice capture!

Jellis 7 years ago

Unusual bill on these birds.
Beautiful spotting

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Kerala, India

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

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