Lonchura punctulata


Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) or Spotted Munia, known in the pet trade as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. Its name is based on the distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly. The adult is brown above and has a dark conical bill. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2014

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