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Tricoloured Munia (Lonchura Malacca)

Updated: Sep 28, 2018

The tricoloured munia (Lonchura malacca) is an estrildid finch, native to Bangadesh, India, Sri Lanka and southern China. The species was also introduced to Trinidad, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Venezela. This species like the chestnut mubia has been known as the black-headed munia. Immature birds have pale brown upperparts, lack the dark head found in adults, and have uniform buff underparts that can be confused with immatures of other munias such as the scaly-breasted.


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