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Photo © by Karim Madoya
Langkawi island, Malaysia September 2005
Lonchura maja

Identification

11 cm. White head and throat, chocolate breast, chestnut flanks, brown iris, grey bill, pale blue feet.

Distribution

South-east Asia: found in Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Bali.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Clements recognises two subspecies[1]:

  • L. m. maja:
  • L. m. vietnamensis:

Habitat

Marshes and reed beds.

Behaviour

Breeding

It builds a ball shaped nest of grass and 4-5 white eggs are laid.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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External Links

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