Chestnut Munia – getting hard to see

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A small flock of 4 Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla sinensis) was spotted around an ex-mining pool with fruit farms around. The site was next to the limestone outcroppings in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Sad to say, these attractive small birds are becoming harder … Continued

Black-headed Munia/Chestnut Munia

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Black-headed Munias (Lonchura malacca sinensis) are increasing more difficult to find and declining in numbers. Unsure how to call them: Wells 2007 uses Chestnut Munia Lonchura malacca sinensis OBI uses Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca sinensis HBW 2018 uses Chestnut Munia … Continued

Baya Weaver – food source

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Saw a number of Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) feeding on the sessile spikelets of the Chrysopogon aciculatus, locally called Love Grass because it sticks to our socks and pants. The bird climb up the stalks and their weight will often … Continued

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