Amadina rubronigra, Hodgson.
698. :- Munia rubronigra, Hodgs. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 353 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 415.
THE CHESNUT- BELLIED MUNIA.
Length, 4.5; wings, 2.12 ; tail, 1.5 ; tarsus, 0.5 ; bill at front, 0.5.
Bill plumbeous; irides dark-brown ; legs plumbeous.
Head, neck, and breast, black; rest of the plumage deep chesnut or cinnamon, passing to glistening marone on the upper tail-coverts, and tinged with fulvous on the tail; a stripe down the middle of the belly, vent, and under tail-coverts, black.
The Chesnut-bellied Munia is a very rare straggler to parts of the Deccan.