Amadina malacca

Amadina malacca, Lin.

697. :- Munia malacca, Lin. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 352 ; Butler, Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 415.

THE BLACK-HEADED MUNIA.

Length, 4.5 ; wing, 2.6 ; tail, 1.5.

Bill bluish, yellowish at tip ; irides dark-brown ; legs plumbeous.

Whole head, neck, and breast, rich black; back, wings, and tail, pure rich cinnamon-red ; upper tail-coverts brighter tinged, and with a glistening lustre; beneath, from the breast, white, with the middle of the abdomen and vent black.

Young birds of the year have the upper parts plain rufescent-brown, and the lower parts pale-buff, the chin and throat being albescent, and the lores dusky.

The Black-headed Munia is a common seasonal visitant about Belgaum, breeding abundantly during the rains, in the sugarcane fields. The eggs are not distinguishable from those of A. malabarica.

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 malacca
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
262
Common name: 
Black Headed Munia
M_ID: 
30156
M_CN: 
Tricolored Munia
M_SN: 
Lonchura malacca
Term name: 
id: 
11799

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