Pipit Pinang


Kenapa orang melayu kata Pipit PINANG?.
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

eating the Brachiaria grass seeds (Urochloa subquadripara)
Pipit Pinang
Pipit PinangUPDATE: (29/6/10)
Kenapa orang melayu kata Pipit PINANG?. (Why the Malay called this bird ‘Pipit Pinang’?)
Look at the picture of ‘Buah Pinang’ below. If you cut the nut in half, it will show the marbled interior (ruminate endosperm), dark brown lines alternating with opal-white portions.
Almost the same colours /pattern with brown-white scaly at the breast of this Munia.
Buah Pihang -Areca Nuts (Areca catechu)Buah Pinang – Areca Nuts (Areca catechu)
Location: My backyard, Raub, Pahang.

 

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