Black-headed Munia

Scientific Name: Lonchura malacca
Common Name: Black-headed Munia
Other Names: Tricolor nun, Mannikin

Identifying Features: Chestnut plumage, black head, black throat, conical beak, light – white beak, blackish legs

Fun Facts:

  • Black-headed Munias have large conical beaks, highly adapted for eating grass seeds.
  • They have ball shaped nests made out of dried grass on ground.


This image was taken by Sreejith Bharathan – via Flickr.

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