Munia Hodgs., As. Res., xix, p. 153, 1836.
Type, Munia atricapilla Vieill.
The genus Munia contains two Indian species which are characterized by a short and rounded tail, having the middle pair of fathers very narrow and pointed and much shorter than the wing. The sexes are alike.
Key to Species.
A. Lower breast and sides of body white...... M. malacca, p. 78.
B. Lower breast and sides of body chestnut.... M. atricapilla, p. 80.