Saturday, July 30, 2016

Scaly Breasted Munia at Jakkur Lake, Bangalore

At Jakkur Lake in north Bangalore you can come across many colourful birds. One of them is Scaly breasted Munia.



It is a sparrow-sized bird named so because of distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly.



It is about 11 to 12 centimetres long. They are characterised by brown upper-parts and a dark brown head with stubby dark bill. The underparts are white with dark scale markings. 



They can be seen in tropical plains and grasslands. They mainly feed on grass seeds apart from berries and small insects. 

16 comments:

sandyland said...

I cannot wait every week something new

Phil Slade said...

Rather nice birds. I do like their colours and of course those scaly breast markings.

Tom said...

Lovely little critters!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

These guys are very pretty. Nicely done, Rajesh!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful birds and images :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a little beauty! There is something special about birds with red markings.

rupam sarma said...

SO beautiful

Thomas Lee said...

nice capture

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely macro shots of lovely birds ~

Happy Days to you ~ ^_^

Forest Dream Weaver said...

These birds are very beautiful....and so are your photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

What a pretty littl bird.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, they're beautiful!

Breathtaking said...

Oh how pretty they are! Wonderful captures!:)

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley ,nette

Marie C said...

Very handsome birds! Love the photos!

Adam Jones said...

That's a new bird for me. Nice images.