Amadina pectoralis, Jerdon.
700. :- Munia pectoralis, Jerd. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 355 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 415.
THE RUFOUS-BELLIED MUNIA.
Length, 4.5 ; wing, 2.2 ; tail, 1.7 ; tarsus, 0.6.
Head, neck, and back, brown; the shafts of the feathers pale ; upper tail-coverts dark-brown, the feathers tipped with glistening yellow; wings and tail dark-brown ; face, forehead, throat, and breast, dark brown, strongly contrasting with the sides of the neck ; lower parts from the breast reddish-fawn color ; under tail-coverts dark-brown with pale shafts.
The Rufous-bellied Munia has been procured but very rarely in the jungles west of Belgaum.