The Madagascan mannikin is a common species of estrildid finch native to Madagascar. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100,000 to 1,000,000 km2.
This bird is also known as ''Madagascar Munia, Bibfinch, African Bibfinch, African Parsonfinch, or Dwarf Mannikin''.
It is found in subtropical and tropical dry forest, grassland, shrubland and even artificial landscapes. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.