White-headed Munia – juvenile and adult moulting

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“One juvenile White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja) was seen among the 7 adults (below).

MuniaWH jv [AmarSingh]

“Two adult White-headed Munias had these white markings on the breast, possibly moulting? (below)”

MuniaWH ad-moulting? [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
26th May 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Outskirts of the city, urban environment

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  1. Am

    I notice all the munias pictured have this brownish coating in between their upper and lower beak – what is that?

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