<< Previous Next >>

Lunch Time


Lunch Time
Photo Information
Copyright: Suprasanna Bhattacharya (suprasanna94) (82)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-12 2:51
Viewed: 1087
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scaly-breasted Munia.
The scaly-breasted munia or spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata), known in the pet trade as nutmeg mannikin or spice finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. A species of the genus Lonchura, it was formally described and named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Its name is based on the distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly. The adult is brown above and has a dark conical bill. The species has 11 subspecies across their range and differ slightly in size and colour.

This munia eats mainly grass seeds apart from berries and small insects. They forage in flocks and communicate with soft calls and whistles. The species is highly social and may sometimes roost with other species of munias. This species is found in tropical plains and grasslands. Breeding pairs construct dome-shaped nests using grass or bamboo leaves.

The species is endemic to Asia and occurs from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and feral populations have established in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as well as parts of Australia and the United States of America. The bird is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Data Source Wikipedia


Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6507 W: 89 N: 15620] (65341)
  • [2016-02-12 12:46]

Hi Suprasanna,very distant and a bir soft talking about the sharpness,but the composition in backlight is truly beautiful,very nice shot about this munia,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF