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Tricolored Munia Picture
 
 

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SPECIES INFO

At Narendrapur near In Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

The Tricoloured Munia Lonchura malacca is a estrildid finch, native to India and Sri Lanka. The species was also introduced to Australia, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Japan, Portugal, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Taxonomic note

Lonchura malacca (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into L. malacca and the Black-headed Munia L. atricapilla.

Habitat

The Tricoloured Munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. It inhabits wet grassland habitats. It may also be found in tropical lowland moist forest habitats.





                                     



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