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Scaly-breasted Munia

Capucin damier

Lonchura punctulata

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Scaly-breasted Munia

B L W W W Family Latin Name
4" 10.2cm 7" 17.8cm 0.5oz 14.2g Estrildidae Lonchura punctulata

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  • Winter
Scaly-breasted Munia range

The Scaly-breasted Munia was an exotic bird introduced into the most southern regions of the USA. Today the munia has a strong population throughout the southern US borders. Previous names of this finch-like bird were the Nutmeg Manikin and the Spice Finch. These small brown-coloured birds are now seen in the states of California, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. These small finch-like birds are seen throughout the Caribbean islands and can also be see in Cuba.

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