Amadina striata

Amadina striata, Lin.

701. :- Munia striata, Lin. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 356 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 416.

THE WHITE-BACKED MUNIA.

Length, 4.5 ; wing, 2.1; tail, 1.6.

Bill bluish ; irides brown ; legs dark slaty.

Plumage above rich dark brown, deepest on the head, and the feathers white-shafted ; rump white ; tail almost black ; beneath from chin to breast uniform deep blackish-brown ; belly, flanks, and vent white ; under tail-coverts and thigh-coverts brown.

The middle tail-feathers exceed the outermost by nearly half an inch.

The White-backed Munia is a common permanent resident all along the Sahyadri Range, and in the adjoining forest, but seems to be confined to the Ghats region.

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 striata
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
263
Common name: 
White Backed Munia
M_ID: 
30114
M_CN: 
White-rumped Munia
M_SN: 
Lonchura striata
Term name: 
id: 
11803

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith