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    Spotted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)


    Spotted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) by alabang, on Flickr

    Being a highly sociable bird, the scaly-breasted munia is usually found in small groups, which sometimes include other species of the genus Lonchura. The diet of the scaly-breasted munia comprises mainly seeds, and this species spends much of its time foraging off the ground. It also takes seeds directly from plants such as rice during the harvest season, when the kernels are maturing (2).

    Typically, Lonchura species build dome-shaped nests (7). Pairs of scaly-breasted munias will build nests from grass, straw and bamboo leaves. The nests can be found in bushes and usually contain four to seven eggs (2). Species within the Lonchura genus usually incubate their eggs for 15 to 18 days, and once hatched, the chicks grow rapidly and are fully independent within a few months (7).

    Source: http://www.arkive.org/scaly-breasted...ra-punctulata/

    Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

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