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Scaly-breasted Munia
05-FEB-2012

Scaly-breasted Munia

Koh Samui, Thailand

The Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata also known as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch is a small
passerine bird. This estrildid finch is a resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India
and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. The Scaly-breasted Munia is 1112cm in length.
The adult has a stubby dark bill, brown upperparts and darker brown head. The underparts are white
with black scale markings. The sexes are similar, but immature birds have pale brown upperparts, lack
the darker head and have uniform buff underparts.

Nikon D300 ,Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG APO OS HSM
1/250s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso320 full exif

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