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Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata punctulata   - Juvenile
Scaly-breasted Munia
Photographer : © Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap
Location :Thane Creek, Thane District, Maharashtra, India
Date : 8 November 2014
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
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Slight hint of newly appearing scales can be seen on the belly. - ARJ