Thursday, April 9, 2015
Bird Photo: Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
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