Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

White‑rumped Munia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Euodice malabarica
Family : Estrildidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-rumped Munia is a small dark brown bird with a white rump and belly and pointed tail (length 10 cm, weight 12 g, wing 5.2cm, bill 1.2 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 2.7 cm approximately). The adult is entirely dark brown above with a white rump, and fine pale shaft streaks on its back, upper tail coverts and wing-coverts, and a short black pointed tail. Its throat and breast are blackish-brown, with fine pale scaling on the breast, a creamy white belly with some streaking and a blackish vent. The bill is bi-coloured with a black upper mandible and distinctive bluishgrey lower mandible. It feeds mainly on seeds of bamboo and grasses. Nestlings are fed on insects. It breeds in May-August and nests among high branches of small trees.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.