Grey Beak, Jet Black Head, And Rufous And Chestnut Brown Plumage, This Tiny Fluffy Passerine Bird Is An Attention
Image Credits: Johnny Wee – https://www.flickr.com/photos/64684201@N00/229028185/ / CC BY 2.0The chestnut munia (Lonchura atricapilla) is also called the black-headed munia. It's a small passerine bird that is only 11-13cm in length. However, the plumage of this species can make a name for itself.
Image Credits: Instagram/opzjonThis bird is beautifully covered in chestnut brown that turns rufous red at the rump. Meanwhile, the face, head, and throat are midnight black, creating a stunning contrast on its suit. Both sexes have this coat.
Image Credits: Instagram/your_best_birdsUnlike adults of the black-headed munia, the females are paler and lack the black hue on their heads.
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This species has a large range. They distribute in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, and China, as well as many other parts of Southeast Asia. They can also be found in the Greater Antilles and Martinique.
Image Credits: Instagram/benny.tan.72Thanks to the large scale, the population of the chestnut munia are stable.
Image Credits: Instagram/roy_tohRegarding the diets, these beautiful brown birds feed on grain and seeds that they forage on open grasslands and cultivated areas - their favorite habitat.
Image Credits: Instagram/matthewkwan.birdingThe breeding season of this species varies in regions. For example, in Malaysia, they breed from December to October. After finding her mate, the female builds her dome-shaped nest and lays 5 eggs inside. This nest is made from grass and placed in a suitable bush. She then incubates her eggs for 12 to 15 days and feeds young birds when they hatch. Noticeably, the male joins the female in these processes.
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