Nesting of White-rumped Munia

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS has earlier posted accounts on the nesting of Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) HERE, Scaly-breasted Munias (L. punctulata) HERE and White-rumped Munia (L. striata subsquamicollis) HERE. The current post gives details of a “non-classical” type of nest … Continued

Nesting of Black-headed Munia

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“I was enjoying a small flock of 7-8 Chestnut (Black-headed) Munia (Lonchura atricapilla). I watch when I get the opportunity at they are becoming uncommon and should be considered Near-threatened locally. The feeding activity turned to nest material collection and … Continued

Munias feeding on pennisetum grass

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Lena Chow‘s video clips of the White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja) and a Chestnut (Black-headed) Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) feeding on pennisetum grass seeds (Pennisetum sp.). Note how the munia picks up the fruit, manipulates it to get at the seed and … Continued

A little munia fell out of the sky

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“There was a very heavy downpour yesterday afternoon. Orpa, our Indonesian helper found a little bird on the ground in our backyard. She said it was really pathetic looking, all wet and shivering, eyes shut (left). She picked it up … Continued

Munia eating seeds of grasses III

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Chris Lee’s images of the Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) eating seeds of grasses were taken at Singapore’s Pulau Ubin in May 2009. It shows the munia eating the seeds of the jungle rice or padi burong (Echinochloa colonum) (above). The … Continued

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