Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Tricoloured (Black‑headed) Munia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lonchura punctulata
Family : Estrildidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Black-headed Munia is a small rufous-brown passerine with a black head (length 10 cm, wing 6 cm approximately). The adult is entirely rufous brown or chestnut above and below, except for a black head, neck, throat and breast, and black on the middle of the belly, vent and undertail-coverts. It has a prominent triangular pale bluish plumbeous bill, dark brown irises and dark plumbeous legs and feet. It feeds on seeds of grasses and rice. It breeds in May-November and nests in reeds standing in water, bushes in marshland and sugarcane fields.
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:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mandar Bhagat(www.xeno-canto.org/Mandar Bhagat), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.