Scaly-breasted Munia

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Scaly-breasted Munia

The scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata), also known as the nutmeg mannikin or spice finch, is a small bird with a very distinctive appearance. It has a bright cinnamon head and neck, with duller brown plumage on the back and wings. The underside of the scaly-breasted munia is mainly white, although each feather on the breast has a brown edge, creating the scale-like pattern for which this species is named.The pointed tail is a yellowish-brown.Male and female scaly-breasted munias are similar in appearance,and the juvenile is cinnamon on the upper-parts and paler on the underparts.[]


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