Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Waxbills and Allies :: Chestnut Munia

Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla

Described by: Vieillot (1807)
Alternate common name(s): Southern Black-headed Munia
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Wailua, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA - Apr 3, 2005 © William Hull  Wailua, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA - Apr 6, 2005 © William Hull  Wailua, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA - Apr 6, 2005 © William Hull  Sepilok, Borneo, Malaysia - Aug, 2004 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia - 2004 © Paul Huang 
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(1) Se. Nepal, n. and ne. India (n. Haryana e. to Assam s. to Bihar, West Bengal, Manipur, Nagaland ), Bangladesh to Burma and sw. China (nw Yunnan).
(2) Sw. China (sw. Yunnan) to nw. Thailand, Cambodia, s. Laos, c. and s. Vietnam.
(3) Peninsular Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra (coastal lowlands), Riau Archipelago and Lingga Archipelago.
(4) Mountains of n. Sumatra.
(5) Taiwan and n. Philippines (n. Luzon) and Sulu Archipelago.
(6) Philippines, Sulu Archipelago, Palawan, Borneo including Natuna Is., Sulawesi, Muna Is., Butung Is., and Togian Is.
(7) Borneo (Sampit region of Kalimantan).
(8) Borneo (Pontianak region of w. Kalimantan).
(9) S. Sulawesi (Makassar district).
Mostly (1) introduced to e. Australia, n. Moluccas (Halmahera), Palau and the Hawaiian Is. (Kauai, Oahu).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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