Saturday, October 25, 2008

Chestnut Munia

The bird guides say the chestnut munia (Lonchura atricapilla) is easy to find in open country. Clearly the books underestimate their hiding ability, because this is the first time I've seen one for sure. There were actually a whole flock of them, but I could only get one or two on camera.

This guy isn't as scared as the rest of the flock.

They may not exactly be birds of a feather, but the chestnut munia and the scaly-breasted munia do flock together.

The chestnut munia is also known as the black-headed munia.

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