White-rumped Munia – a closer look and calls

posted in: Morphology-Develop., Vocalisation | 2

“Closer views of the White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) (above).

“The lower bluish-white lower mandible in contrast to the upper horn black mandible (above, below). Also the red-brown iris.

“The white back that shows up as a white rump (below).

“The under surface of the tail and vent (below).

“An audio recording of the calls described as “pirrit” or “prrrit” (see Wells 2007). Calls are quite soft and the recording has some background noise in amplification – HERE.

“A sonogram and waveform of calls is given below.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
7th & 9th December 2014

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills

2 Responses

  1. Cordny Nederkoorn

    Great bird.

    I kept these for years in an aviary and I was very glad to see them in
    the wild in Sri Lanka, where their behaviour was just the same.
    Maybe one time in Malaysia.
    Great blog by the way.

    Best regards,

    The Netherlands

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