White-headed Munia

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Was watching birds in the large overgrown Chinese graveyard just next to our home. The Covid-19 lockdowns appear to have been good for the White-headed Munias (Lonchura maja).

Saw two different flocks. One flock, that I could image and count, had in excess of 200 birds with 12% being juveniles – lower rates of juveniles than when seen in July as not the peak breeding period now.

Image above shows a juvenile and that below is an adult with seed sticking to the bill.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Overgrown Chinese Graveyard in the City

Date: 1st February 2021

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone


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