Genus MUNIA

The genus Munia contains two Indian species, which are characterized by a short and rounded tail, having the middle pair of feathers very narrow and pointed. The tail is shorter than the wing by a distance quite equal to the length of the tarsus. The plumage is chiefly black and chestnut, and the sexes are absolutely alike.

Key to the Species

a. Lower breast and sides of body white……………………M. malacca, p. 182.
b. Lower breast and sides of body chestnut……………………M. atricapilla, p. 183.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus MUNIA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
181
M_ID: 
30104
M_SN: 
Lonchura
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
991

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