It is a gregarious bird which feeds mainly on seeds, moving through the undergrowth in groups. Regards They sometimes flick the tail while hopping about. We did not have to wait very long to see an adult male Red Avadavat, dazzling red and beautiful against the morning sun. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. They are very social birds and we found a group of three hanging around. ?????????? Other common names Chestnut Mannikin, Chestnut Munia, Black-headed Munia, Black-headed Nun, Black-headed Mannikin, "Black Hooded Nun," Southern Black-headed Munia Subspecies: . Greetings from Sabah Malaysia. your own Pins on Pinterest The calls include a short whistle, variations on kitty-kitty-kitty and a sharp chipping alarm note. ??????? Images and content Copyright © 2006-2020 Krishna Mohan. ????????????????? I had the opportunity of visiting Rajarhat for birding in October, 2015. However, they were following a female Red Avadavat to wherever she was going. The tail may be flicked laterally and sometimes vertically and will sometimes flick their wings as well. The trick is to wait at any point on the path bordering the grassland and wait for the birds to come. In Oahu, Hawaii, they compete for habitats with Lonchura malacca and tend to be rare where the latter is present. But even at such a close quarters all the photos I got were having a bad background. If you click on the picture you will get the GPS information. ( Log Out /  I saw a Zitting Cisticola which is a small old world warbler found mainly in grasslands and a Plain Prinia which is another warbler found in wet grassland areas. That Sunday, when the rain had stopped briefly I saw a large group of Munias gregariously venturing out savoring the newly sprouted grass seeds. Pictures by the author. The adults are brown above and on the breast, and lighter below; the rump is white. The White-rumped Munia is a common resident breeder ranging from South Asia to southern China east to Taiwan, and through Southeast Asia south to Sumatra; it frequents open woodland, grassland and scrub, and is well able to adapt to agricultural land use. The tricoloured munia is a very beautiful finch which feeds mainly on seeds and is found in wet grassland habitats. As we waited near the edge of the grassland, I saw my first Red Avadavat, a moulting male, slowly transforming from grey to a fantastic red. Till that happens, they will have a home in Rajarhat and nature lovers will have an opportunity to visit and experience the realm of the Red Avadavat. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and has established in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as well as parts of Australia and the United States of America. In India, they are especially common in paddy fields where they are considered a minor pest on account of their grain feeding. I hope you liked the post. The name comes from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were once exported into the pet trade. I posted in a forum and one member, brushed it aside as rubbish. The Paddyfield Pipit is a passerine bird and is found in open grasslands. nice pics of munias.. well i bought munias without knowing their name, thank you for giving this impormation, i got 1 white rumped munia , 2 cclae breasted munia and a chesnut munia.. Joe, I don’t recommend keeping them (matter of fact any birds) as pets. We initially thought they were Indian Silverbill finches. The breeding season is during the rainy season (mainly June to August in India) but can breed at other times. Krishna mohan. The energy level of these birds are tremendous and they were never stationary. For a good photograph all these aspects of the photograph also need to be in place. Sumit Majumdar. “? Nature photography which does not allow you to control most of these parameters, too needs to be confirming to this rule. They sometimes form large flocks of as many as 100 birds. The soliciting bird usually showing its chin. your own Pins on Pinterest I am researching the feather variations within both of these species throughout their range worldwide. ????????????? ????? It was fun to see the mother avadavat flying around and feeding, with the four juveniles at her heels. Could you please tell me the location these photos were taken? This created a difficult situation where blades of grass were in front as well behind the bird distracting the picture.I was looking for a bird who is sitting slightly away from the group on a twig which did not have a close enough bush so that I can get a nice creamy bokeh. ?????????? ?????????? Birding Ethics: a birder’s note to birders, Follow The Lazy Snake Blog on Rajarhat in Kolkata is seeing a slow transformation from a real to a concrete jungle. We waited for a while and it was worth it. There was a Scaly Breasted Munia as well which was sitting a bit too far away to help us with a decent photograph. Tricoloured Munia (also known as Black headed Munia) Posted by कडुवासच at Chestnut, White-rumped, Black-headed and the Indian Silverbill. great looking photos. The Vanishing Realm of the Red Avadavats of Rajarhat. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ????? When roosting, they will set in close contact with each other. 18/08/2020. I am doing a story for my grandson” A Love Story- Through the lace covered window”. Create a free website or blog at They were four juveniles following their mother. ?????? We did not have to wait very long to see an adult male Red Avadavat, dazzling red and beautiful against the morning sun. The underparts are white with black scale markings. ????????? The underparts are white with black scale markings. They are found in open habitats including gardens and agricultural fields where they forage in groups for grass seeds. Tricoloured Munia in its natural habitat at Rajarhat Tricoloured Munia with front towards the camera Taking flight. The nest is a large domed structure made of loose grass, bamboo or other leaves with a side entrance and placed in a tree or under the eaves of a house. Word of Caution: There are many open manholes along the path. Unlike the subspecies I had spotted earlier in the Western Ghats which has a grey head and a black mask through the eye, the whole head of the tricolour subspecies is black. There were a few Tricoloured Munias. These are close relatives of the true finches (Fringillidae) and true sparrows (Passeridae). Discover (and save!) Dear Tus van Genderen,, ???? ?????? Jun 3, 2019 - This Pin was discovered by Lumahai. I started photography , very recently, and far from being technical, an amatuer with a story, and most comfortable with a point snd shoot style of photography. ??????????? ????? Thanks for dropping by The White-rumped Munia is approximately 10 to 11 cm in length, with a stubby grey bill and a long black pointed tail. We gave up on the Shikra and headed home. Escaped or introduced populations have been recorded in the West Indies (Puerto Rico since 1971), Hawaii, Australia, Japan and southern United States mainly in Florida and California. Oct 22, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by sahi kp. ??????????? It walks around upright on its long thin legs just like in the following picture. Photographing any subject we need to per-visualize the final result.

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