We Love Animals
Animals Nature

Grey Beak, Jet Black Head, And Rufous And Chestnut Brown Plumage, This Tiny Fluffy Passerine Bird Is An Attention

Chestnut brown and black can shine. This subtle combination can give a bird a striking look, making it conspicuous in the world of birds. Sometimes, there is no need to be colorful to be noticed. Let’s admire beautiful pictures of the chestnut munia below to know why!

Image Credits: Johnny Wee – https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/229028185/ / CC BY 2.0

The chestnut munia (Lonchura atricapilla) is also called the black-headed munia. It’s a small passerine bird that is only 11-13cm in length. However, the plumage of this species can make a name for itself.

Image Credits: Instagram/opzjon

This bird is beautifully covered in chestnut brown that turns rufous red at the rump. Meanwhile, the face, head, and throat are midnight black, creating a stunning contrast on its suit. Both sexes have this coat.

Image Credits: Instagram/your_best_birds

Unlike adults of the black-headed munia, the females are paler and lack the black hue on their heads.

Image Credits: Instagram/yuuko2696

You can watch the video of this bird below!

This species has a large range. They distribute in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, and China, as well as many other parts of Southeast Asia. They can also be found in the Greater Antilles and Martinique.

Image Credits: Instagram/benny.tan.72

Thanks to the large scale, the population of the chestnut munia are stable.

Image Credits: Instagram/roy_toh

Regarding the diets, these beautiful brown birds feed on grain and seeds that they forage on open grasslands and cultivated areas – their favorite habitat.

Image Credits: Instagram/matthewkwan.birding

The breeding season of this species varies in regions. For example, in Malaysia, they breed from December to October. After finding her mate, the female builds her dome-shaped nest and lays 5 eggs inside. This nest is made from grass and placed in a suitable bush. She then incubates her eggs for 12 to 15 days and feeds young birds when they hatch. Noticeably, the male joins the female in these processes.

Image Credits: Instagram/erferru

H/T: One Big Birdcage

Related posts

Emerald Wings, Bright Red Tail, And Royal Blue Underparts, The Tri-coloured Parrot Finch Is Dubbed The Treasure Of Nature

Margot Nolan

20+ Dogs Who Are Living By Their Own Rules, And This Is Hilarious

Carolyn Mullet

20+ Photos Of Shy Animals Who Are Blushing Due To Your Stare

Carolyn Mullet

Horse Plays Dying Drama Whenever He Gets Ridden

Carolyn Mullet

This Goat Becomes The Eyes Of His Blind Horse Friend

Carolyn Mullet

10+ Valentine’s Day Comics That Prove Animals Know The True Meaning Of Love

Carolyn Mullet

20+ Photos Proving Every Family Needs A Pet

Carolyn Mullet

Born With Symmetrical Spiral Horns, The African Antelope Greater Kudu Is At The Center Of Attention


Two Raccoons Become Intruders Of A Bank In California

Carolyn Mullet

ZooTampa At Lowry Park Celebrates The Birth Of A Critically Endangered Eastern Bongo


10+ Carefree Animals Who Know Exactly How To Enjoy Life To The Fullest

Carolyn Mullet

20 Photos Of Pets And Pet Owners Who Are In Love With Each Other

Carolyn Mullet