Javan Munia courtship and feeding

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“On May 25 I captured these images of a pair of Javan Munia (Lonchura leucogastroides) that appeared to be courtship behavior at Hortpark. The males on occasions spread its tail into a fan and tried to get close to the female and the pair would ‘kiss’ [allobilling – see HERE] (below left). Both also took turns to consume significant amount of freshwater algae [Spirogyra? see HERE] from a fish tank (above right; below right). There is no difference in appearance between the sexes, except the male seemed to be the active one and the female more passive in these activities.”

Jack Tuen
Singapore
7th June 2013

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