Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Scaly‑breasted Munia Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lonchura striata
Family : Estrildidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Scaly-breasted Munia is a small brown passerine with prominent white spoting or scaling on the underparts (length 10 cm, weight 13.6 g, wing 5.6 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 3.8 cm approximately). It is olive-brown above with white baring on the rump, and more rufous-orange on the upper-tail coverts and short pointed tail. It has a dark chin and chestnut upper breast, the rest of the underparts are white with black scaling giving a spotted appearance. It has a triangular slaty-black bill, orange-brown irises and slaty legs and feet. It feeds on rice, grass seeds and lantana berries. It breeds in May-September and nests in saplings or thorny bushes about 2-5 m above the ground, sometimes high up in palm fronds.
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;bird song owner:Mike Nelson(www.xeno-canto.org/Mike Nelson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.