September 27, 2014

VARTHUR DIARIES: SEPT'14 - Part II

THE SCALY-BREASTED MUNIA


After spending about 30 minutes with the weavers, I spotted this pair of Scaly-Breasted Munia as I was heading back to the bus stand. This small yet beautiful bird is native to the Sub-Continent, South-Eastern Asia and Eastern parts of Australia. It seems that Mother Nature has been extremely kind to this little bird; the color combinations and the patterns are brilliant. The head is darker brown while the feathers are much lighter. The underside has a unique pattern in the form of scales that have a black border. The pair that I saw on that day were quite comfortable sharing space with the weavers.





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