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    scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata)

    Finally, good light and easy birds to test the 5Ds R with.

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    scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) by alabang, on Flickr

    Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/wtvM3b

    19.9MP (as cropped)


    scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) by alabang, on Flickr

    Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/vz9ovj

    100% magnification (as cropped)


    scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata), by alabang, on Flickr

    Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/wwCYRV

    EXIF: f/8.0 1/1250 ISO 800 800mm 5Ds R handheld

    The scaly-breasted munia or spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata), known in the pet trade as nutmeg mannikin or spice finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. A species of the genus Lonchura, it was formally described and named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Its name is based on the distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly. The adult is brown above and has a dark conical bill. The species has 11 subspecies across their range and differ slightly in size and colour.

    This munia eats mainly on grass seeds apart from berries and small insects. They forage in flocks and communicate with soft calls and whistles. The species is highly social and may sometimes roost with other species of munias. This species is found in tropical plains and grasslands. Breeding pairs construct dome-shaped nests using grass or bamboo leaves.

    The species is endemic to Asia and occurs from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and feral populations have established in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as well as parts of Australia and the United States of America. The bird is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaly-breasted_munia

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    I saw that beak shape and I immediately thought it was a finch before I read your description. great shot!
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    WOW!

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    Awesome photo Dolina!
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