Amadina rubronigra

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Amadina rubronigra
Spp Author: 
Hodgson.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
262
Common name: 
Chesnut Bellied Munia
M_ID: 
30159
M_SN: 
Lonchura atricapilla rubronigra
id: 
11800

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