Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tricoloured Munia [Black-headed Munia/Chestnut-Backed Munia] (Lonchura malacca)


Common breeding resident mainly found in the grasslands, paddy fields and marshes of dry zone but also occurring locally in other areas of the island. It is abundant in the eastern part of the country. Tricoloured Munia lives mainly as small flocks and feeds on paddy and other grass seeds. The breeding season last from March to August and the nest is a ball of grass-blades with entrance hole in the side set in a reed-bed or low bush. 

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