White-rumped Munia – Bird Sound

White-rumped Munia – Bird Sound

The white-rumped munia or white-rumped mannikin, sometimes called striated finch in aviculture, is a small passerine bird from the family of waxbill “finches”.

Body length 11 cm. Iris dark brown. Mouth into a triangular cone, upper mouth black, lower mouth lead gray. Feet gray and black.

The male and female have the same feather color. The head, neck, back and upper chest are roughly dark brown, densely covered with white fine vertical stripes, the mouth and throat are black, the wings are dark brown, the waist is white, the tail feathers are black, the upper and lower coverts are dark brown, with white feather rachis, and the central tail feathers are pointed. And long. The lower chest and abdomen are stained white.

The young birds have lighter feathers, pale throat, and yellow or light brown waist skin.

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, South China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia.

These are not close relatives of the true finches or true sparrows. Its domesticated descendant, the society finch or Bengalese finch, is found worldwide as a pet and a biological model organism.

Video Source: 白腰文鳥/White-rumped Munia from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY

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