Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Chestnut munia-Lonchura atricapilla

Chestnut munia
















Chestnut munia-Lonchura atricapilla

Chestnut munia or black-headed munia (Lonchura atricapilla) is a small passerine.A medium-sized munia with a very large, pale blue or whitish bill.The chestnut munia is 11–12 cm in length. The adult has a stubby pale grey-blue bill, black head, and brown body, with a brick red patch on the lower back, visible only when it flies. Some races also have a black belly.

Habitat

Grassland and cultivated grassy areas rice fields and forest.

Diet

Grain and other seeds.

Range

Bangladesh,India,Nepal and Bhutan.

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