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White-Eyes, Munias, Weaver and Buntings

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White-eyes
The white-eyes are active birds of the canopy that behave rather like sunbirds or flowerpeckers, except that they usually occur in small loose parties that call to each other incessantly, with cheeping notes rather like baby chickens. They are mainly olive in colour, some more green and others more yellow, and are so named because of the prominent white ring round the eye. (Derek Holmes & Stephen Nash, The Birds of Sumatra and Kalimantan, 1990)

Munias
Munias are small seed-eating birds that resemble finches in external appearance but differ in internal anatomy; they build covered nests, whereas finches build cup-shaped ones. The family can be grouped into the weaverbirds, not in Borneo, and the munias. (Smythies, The Birds of Borneo, 1990)

Buntings
Buntings are distinguished by the shape of the cutting edge of the mandible, horny palate, and usually short outermost primary. Their plumage patterns are typically striated brown, buff and black. All of these characteristics are subject to variation between species. Buntings are often ground feeders, other finches often more arboreal. (Smythies, The Birds of Borneo, 1990)

Photographed Species (* denotes Bornean Endemic)
Family Zosteropidae (White-eyes)
*(Chlorocharis emiliae) *Mountain Balck-eye
*(Oculocincta squamifrons) *Bornean Ibon
*(Zosterops atricapilla) *Black-capped White-eye
(Zosterops everetti) Everett's White-eye

Family Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
(Passer montanus saturatus) Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Family Estrildidae (Munias)
(Amandava amandava) Red Avadavat
(Lonchura articapilla) Chestnut Munia
*(Lonchura fuscan) *Dusky Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra) White Bellied Munia
(Lonchura punctulata) Scaly-breasted Munia
(Padda oryzivora) Java Sparrow

Family Ploceinae (Weavers)
(Ploceus philippinus) Bayar Weaver
(Chlorocharis emiliae) *Mountain Black-eye
(Chlorocharis emiliae)
*Mountain Black-eye
(Chlorocharis emiliae) *Mountain Black-eye
(Chlorocharis emiliae)
*Mountain Black-eye
(Chlorocharis emiliae) *Mountain Black-eye
(Chlorocharis emiliae)
*Mountain Black-eye
(Oculocincta squamifrons) *Bornean Ibon
(Oculocincta squamifrons)
*Bornean Ibon
(Zosterops atricapilla) *Black-capped White-eye
(Zosterops atricapilla)
*Black-capped White-eye
(Zosterops atricapilla) *Black-capped White-eye
(Zosterops atricapilla)
*Black-capped White-eye
(Zosterops everetti) Everett's White-eye
(Zosterops everetti)
Everett's White-eye
(Zosterops everetti) Everett's White-eye
(Zosterops everetti)
Everett's White-eye
(Passer montanus saturatus) Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus) Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus) Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus) Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus) Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Passer montanus saturatus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Amandava amandava) Red Avadavat
(Amandava amandava)
Red Avadavat
(Amandava amandava) Red Avadavat ♂
(Amandava amandava)
Red Avadavat ♂
(Amandava amandava) Red Avadavat
(Amandava amandava)
Red Avadavat
(Lonchura articapilla)  Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)
Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)  Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)
Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)  Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)
Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)  Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura articapilla)
Chestnut Munia
(Lonchura  fuscan) *Dusky Munia
(Lonchura fuscan)
*Dusky Munia
(Lonchura  fuscan) *Dusky Munia
(Lonchura fuscan)
*Dusky Munia
(Lonchura  fuscan) *Dusky Munia
(Lonchura fuscan)
*Dusky Munia
(Lonchura  fuscan) *Dusky Munia
(Lonchura fuscan)
*Dusky Munia
(Lonchura  fuscan) *Dusky Munia
(Lonchura fuscan)
*Dusky Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra) White-bellied Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra)
White-bellied Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra) White-bellied Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra)
White-bellied Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra) White-bellied Munia
(Lonchura leucogastra)
White-bellied Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)Scaly-breasted Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)
Scaly-breasted Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)Scaly-breasted Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)
Scaly-breasted Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)Scaly-breasted Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)
Scaly-breasted Munia
(Padda oryzivora) Java Sparrow
(Padda oryzivora)
Java Sparrow
(Padda oryzivora) Java Sparrow
(Padda oryzivora)
Java Sparrow
(Ploceus philippinus)  Bayar Weaver
(Ploceus philippinus)
Bayar Weaver
(Ploceus philippinus)  Bayar Weaver ♂
(Ploceus philippinus)
Bayar Weaver ♂
(Ploceus philippinus)  Bayar Weaver ♀
(Ploceus philippinus)
Bayar Weaver ♀
(Ploceus philippinus)  Bayar Weaver ♂
(Ploceus philippinus)
Bayar Weaver ♂
(Ploceus philippinus)  Bayar Weaver ♂
(Ploceus philippinus)
Bayar Weaver ♂