Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bird Photo: Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

bird, Spice Finch

Also known as a Spice Finch or Nutmeg Mannikin, this bird is a seed eater.

In Japan it is called a Shimakinpara  (シマキンパラ) and, can be found eating rice grains.

The birds are always seen in groups or, pairs around the edges of farm fields.

Learn more about this species at ARKive

Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center website for English and Japanese

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