Scaly-breasted Munia


Scientific Name: Lonchura punctulata
Common Name: Scaly-breasted munia, Spotted munia, Spice Finch
Other Names: Ricebird, Nutmeg Mannikin

Identifying Features: brown color, spotted belly, spotted breast, small size,cinnamon head & neck, black beak, yellow tail

Fun Facts:

  • The Scaly-breasted munias love to take baths and like to roost and clump with other species of munias.
  • Overgrown nails is one of the characteristic features of this species.


This image was clicked by Nawin Tiwary.

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