“The Black-headed Munias (Lonchura malacca sinensis) are becoming increasingly uncommon. Saw a small group of three feeding.
“There is limited information on actual food taken locally (see Dr Wells 2007). It is know to take hilo grass Paspalum conjugatum.
“In the picture above (left) you can see it feeding on some common grasses. I think this is elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) a favourite foods of all the munias (above left). The picture on the right has many grasses closer to the ground. They were feeding mainly on Love Grass (Chrysopogon aciculatus)…”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st April 2011