Monday, May 5, 2014

Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

English : Scaly-breasted Munia
Binomial Name : Lonchura punctulata
Sinhala : ළය කායුරු වීකුරුල්ලා [Laya kayuru weekurulla]
Scaly-breasted Munia is a common bird belongs to Estrildidae family. It can be seen in all geographical zones of Sri Lanka. They mainly feed on seeds. According to IUCN this bird has been categorized as "Least Concern". About eleven sub species of this bird have been identified around the world.

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