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Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca sinensis   - Pair courting
Black-headed Munia
Photographer : © David Bakewell
Location :Penaga rice fields, Penang, Malaysia
Date : 30 July 2006
English synonyms:Chestnut Munia (atricapilla), Tricoloured Munia, Tricolored Munia, White-capped Munia (ferruginosa)
Bird Family :Estrildidae - Estrildine Finches - Avadavats, Parrotfinches, Silverbill, Munias, Waxbills
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Male bird (on left) puffed himself up and bounced up and down vigourously (1) before briefly mounting the female (2). They then engaged in brief allopreening (3) and preening (4) before flying off together.