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Birds

Tricoloured
Munia

Least Concern

Stable

Tricoloured Munia

Lonchura malacca

The tricoloured munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. It inhabits wet grassland habitats. It may also be found in tropical lowland moist forest habitats.

Immature birds have pale brown upperparts, lack the dark head found in adults, and have uniform buff underparts that can be confused with immatures of other munias such as the scaly-breasted munia.

Black-headed Munia

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    શ્યામશિર તપશિયુ
  • Kannada:
    ಕಪ್ಪು ತಲೆಯ ರಾಟವಾಳ, ಕಪ್ಪು ತಲೆಯ ಮುನಿಯ
  • Malayalam:
    ആറ്റച്ചെമ്പൻ
  • Marathi:
    काळ्या डोक्याची मनोली
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
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Lonchura malacca

Tricoloured Munia

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