Scaly-breasted Munia enjoying a bath…

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Lakshmi Ravishankar’s video clip was documented in Pune, India way back in 2014. It shows a Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) bathing on a hot morning. According to her, “…in spite of the domineering presence of a Red-vented Bulbul, the munia stood its ground and didn’t fly away until it became absolutely necessary.”

Bathing plays a major role in keeping the plumage in top form. Birds also take dust bath, sun bathe, preen and indulge in anting to clean and maintain their feathers in good condition.

Lakshmi Ravishankar
Pune, India
15th October 2017

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