White-headed Munia at Raub Golf Course


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I found this small (11cm) Munia at open grassland beside the Raub Golf course.
Known as “Pipit Uban” in Malay meaning finch with grey hair – white head and throat.
This is my lifer. There are six species of Munia in Malaysia, and I have only seen two so far – this white headed and Scaly-breasted Munia

White-headed Munia

Raub's Golf Course
Raub Golf course

White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja)White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja)
White-headed Munia
White-headed Munia - Juvenile and AdultJuvenile (left & below) and adult with white head
White-headed Munia - Juvenile

17 comments

  1. Oh gosh,That\’s a beautiful bird Tabib. I envy you so much to see so many colorful birds!! Thanks for making us discover your world.

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