Chestnut Munia - Lonchura atricapilla

Length 4.5 in (11.4 cm)
Weight 0.4-0.6 oz (10.1-15.8 g)
Clutch Size 4-6
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:AS, Islands

The Chestnut Munia is also known as the Black-headed Munia. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Tricoloured Munia. They are found in southern Asia and Hawaii. The ones found in Hawaii may have escaped from cages and are fairly widespread in Kauai. I wasn't very lucky on seeing them and only saw these ones briefly before they took off. They were fairly fair away and the photos are marginal.

Chestnut Munias are seed eaters. They will land on the tall seed-bearing stalks of a weed and walk out to the end to eat the seeds.

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