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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSERIFORMES > ESTRILDIDAE > NUTMEG MANNIKIN [Lonchura punctulata]


Nutmeg Mannikin Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Hana Bay, Maui, Hawaii
GPS: 20.8N, -156.0W, elev=106' MAP
Date: October 13, 2007
ID : 6306 [3888 x 2592]

Nutmeg Mannikin Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Hana Bay, Maui, Hawaii
GPS: 20.8N, -156.0W, elev=106' MAP
Date: October 13, 2007
ID : 6319 [3888 x 2592]

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Nutmeg Mannikin Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Hana Bay, Maui, Hawaii
GPS: 20.8N, -156.0W, elev=106' MAP
Date: October 13, 2007
ID : 6318 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata also known as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch is a small passerine bird. This estrildid finch is a resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Scaly-breasted Munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on seeds. It frequents open woodland and cultivation. The nest is a large domed grass structure in a tree or under the eaves of a house into which 4-10 white eggs are laid.

The Scaly-breasted Munia is 11-12cm in length. The adult has a stubby dark bill, brown upperparts and darker brown head. The underparts are white with black scale markings. The sexes are similar, but immature birds have pale brown upperparts, lack the darker head and have uniform buff underparts.



                                     




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