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[Photo] Tricoloured Munia (Lonchura malacca) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Date 26.5.07. Author: J.M.Garg (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:J.M.Garg).
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The Tricoloured Munia Lonchura malacca
ia a estrildid finch
, native to India and Sri Lanka. The species was also introduced to Australia, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Portugal, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
(Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into Lonchura malacca
and the Black-headed Munia Lonchura atricapilla
The Tricoloured Munia
is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. It inhabits wet grassland habitats. It may also be found in tropical lowland moist forest habitats.
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