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Birds

White-rumped
Munia

Least Concern

Stable

White-rumped Munia

Lonchura striata

The White-rumped Munia is a common resident breeding bird in range from tropical southern Asia to southern China and South-east Asia.

It is a tiny gregarious bird which feeds mainly on seeds. It frequents open woodland, grassland and scrub. The nest is a large domed grass structure in a tree, bush or grass into which 3-8 white eggs are laid.

It is approximately 10 to 11cm in length with a long black tail. The adult of the south Indian race has a stubby bill, dark brown upperparts, head, breast and wings, and white underparts and rump. The sexes are similar, but there is racial variation. Northern race has paler brown upperparts and breast, and buff underparts. The rump only is white.

White-rumped Mannikin

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    ধলাকোমর মুনিয়া
  • Hindi:
    सफ़ेद पुट्ठे वाली मुनिया
  • Kannada:
    ಬಿಳಿಪೃಷ್ಠದ ರಾಟವಾಳ
  • Malayalam:
    ആറ്റക്കറുപ്പൻ
  • Marathi:
    पांढर्‍या पाठीची मनोली
  • Nepali:
    सेतोढाडे मुनियाँ
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
ESTRILDIDAE
Lonchura striata

White-rumped Munia

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