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Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata punctulata   - Adults
Scaly-breasted Munia
Photographer : © Nikhil Devasar
Location :Yamuna River, Delhi, India
Date : 22 May 2005
English synonyms:Scaly-breasted Mannikin, Spice Finch, Spice Munia, Spotted Mannikin, Spotted Munia, Nutmeg Finch, Nutmeg Mannikin, Nutmeg Munia, Ricebird, Checkered Munia
Bird Family :Estrildidae - Estrildine Finches - Avadavats, Parrotfinches, Silverbill, Munias, Waxbills
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A painted one along with a normal one. The painted bird is an escapee from the pet market - painted (dipped in a permanent yellow colour dye) to look more exotic. - ND