Pipit Pinang / Lonchura punctulata

in rejang land this bird called Pipit Pinang /Lonchura punctulata .This bird eater grains especially paddy, and a pest for farmers, this bird life in groups and sometimes perch in coconut trees /pinang trees.but now the number of birds is also increasingly reduced,many people catch this bird for to sale. The Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata also known as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch is a small passerine bird. This estrildid finch is a resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. The Scaly breasted Munia has been introduced in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola (Bond, James, Birds of the West Indies), where they are already widespread in lowland agricultural areas and are called pechijabao (A. Dod). Flocks of fifteen or more have been observed visiting bird feeders in Orange County, California, USA. It has also been introduced to Australia where it has a common to uncommon distribution along the east coast, from north of Townsville to south of Sydney (Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Simpson,K and N.Day, 7th Edition, 2004).
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
Species: L. punctulata
image location : Cawang baru village,East Curup District. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaly-breasted_Munia

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