White-headed Munia feeding on grass seeds

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“Some ‘common’ birds are poorly appreciated until we see their plumage well. The image above (left) shows the lovely tail of the White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja maja). Described as ‘rich, gloss, coppery brown’ (DR Wells 2007). It is seen feeding on the elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) a favourite foods of all the munias. The image above (right) shows the munia feeding on seeds of buffalo grass (Paspalum conjugatum).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Fringe of Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th October 2011

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