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Chestnut Munia The chestnut munia, also known as black-headed munia, is a small passerine bird. Chestnut munia,Fall,Geotagged,India,Lonchura atricapilla,Lonchura malacca,Nikon D7100,Tricoloured munia,bird,detail,nature,tamron,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Pretty little bird, lovely photo.. promoted! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Claire!
      Found this little beauty hiding in the bushes, near a paddy farm. I had to wait for some time; creating a blind near by the bushes… fortunately it came out and it was a treat to watch these little birds. I've captured a series of photos and this one is my favorite among those. Will some more from the series some time later.
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. Gorgeous, well worth the wait! Posted 4 years ago

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The tricoloured munia is an estrildid finch, native to India, Sri Lanka, and southern China. The species was also introduced to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. This species like the chestnut munia has been known as the black-headed munia. Immature birds have pale brown upperparts, lack the dark head found in adults, and have uniform buff underparts that can be confused with immatures of other munias such as the scaly-breasted munia.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Ganesh Seshachar

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Uploaded Feb 5, 2015. Captured Dec 7, 2014 08:36 in Chikkabudhihal Road, Avaragolla, Karnataka 577589, India.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1500s
  • ISO900
  • 600mm