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Chestnut-breasted Munia

DE: Braunbrustschilffink, NL: Bruinborstrietvink, FR: Capucin donacole, ES: Capuchino de Pecho,
IT: Cappuccino pettocastano, PT: Capuchinho de peito castanho, DK: Brunbrystet Sivfinke,
SW: Brunbröstad munia, NO: Sivnonne, FI: Ruskorintamanikki, PL: Mniszka przepasana,  
Panenka hnedoprsá, HU: Barnamellű nádipinty, TR: Kestane göğüslü mannikin

Lonchura castaneothorax

Lonchura castaneothorax castaneothorax
Lonchura c. assimilis
Lonchura c. boschmai
Lonchura c. ramseyi (nigriceps)
Lonchura c. sharpii
Lonchura c. uropygialis

Origin: Australia and New Guinea

Length: 9-11 cm

At the pictures you see the subspecies Dwarf Chestnut breasted munia L. c. sharpii

Chestnut-breasted Munias

Chestnut-breasted Munias  L.c.Sharpii (pair)

Chestnut-breasted Munia

Chestnut-breasted Munia L.c.sharpii (male)

Young ones, 14 days old

Chestnut-breasted Munias – Young ones 14 days old

Young ones, 4 weeks old

Chestnut-breasted Munias – Young ones, 4 weeks old

















Food: They feed on seeds of grass and sedge (reed grass), wild rice and millet. They normally pick up the seeds out of the spikes. It is rare for these birds to get down on the ground

The birds are colony breeders and are always found close together. Outside the breeding season they roam about in swarms looking for food.