Black-headed Munia – adult with nesting material

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MuniaBH-nest [AmarSingh]

“Saw a single pair of Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca sinensis) with nesting material consisting mainly of dried grass and roots (above, below).

MuniaBH-nest [AmarSingh]

“The nest itself was hard to see and well concealed in a wetlands clump of ‘grass’.

MuniaBH-nest [AmarSingh]

“It was built ~ 1 meter above water. Not fully certain of identity of the ‘grass’, either a sedge (Carex sp., Cyperaceae family) or Juncus sp. (a type of rushes). This species is well known to build concealed nests over water or swampy land (see Wells 2007).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th February 2018

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands

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