Subfamily VIDUINAE

The Viduinae or Munias differ from the Weaver-birds in having a very minute first primary and in having no spring moult.

The Munias associate in large flocks during the winter months, but they separate and are no longer sociable in the breeding-season, although several nests may be found near each other. They have a rapid flight. The sexes of these birds are usually quite alike in plumage, and when they differ, the differences between the sexes are not very great.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily VIDUINAE
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
181
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
990

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