04 July 2011


I love such passerine birds since the day I saw small flocks of them at the Punggol field in 1994. Amongst the various Munia species, this one has distinctive black head feathers that are separated from the brown body plumage. Even its bluish beak is a statement. Its other interesting common name is the Chestnut Munia.

A link on this finch is shown below: