Saturday, 8 February 2014

Lonchura striata (White-rumped Munia) - Sikkim Bird

Lonchura striata (White-rumped Munia)

Venue: Sungdung, Rongli,  East Sikkim

Date: January 7, 2014

Pic: Swarup Rai
Lonchura striata (White-rumped Munia)

Venue: Mazhitar, Rangpo, East Sikkim

Date: January 31, 2014

Pic: Santosh Sharma

Lonchura striata (White-rumped Munia)
Venue: Chisopani, Singtam,, East Sikkim
Date: September 24, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification
Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:            Passeriformes
Family:           Estrildidae
Genus:            Lonchura
Species:           L. striata
Binomial name: Lonchura striata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Other Names:  white-rumped munia, white-rumped manikin; sometimes called striated finch.

Special feature:  It is native to tropical continental Asia and some adjacent islands, and has been naturalized in some parts of Japan. Its domesticated hybrid descendant, the society finch or Bengalese finch, is found worldwide as a pet and a biological model organism. (Source: Wikipedia)

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