Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Waxbills and Allies :: Nutmeg Mannikin

Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Scaly-breasted Munia, Spotted Munia, Nutmeg Munia, Spice Munia, Ricebird, Cream-bellied Munia
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Poipu, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA - Apr 9, 2005 © William Hull  Yong Peng, Malaysia - May, 2003 © Dave Behrens  Selangor, Malaysia - Aug, 2003 © Alister Benn  India - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore - 2003 © Paul Huang 
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(1) India and foothills of the Himalayas of s. Nepal.
(2) Ne. India (Assam), Bhutan, Bangladesh and w. Burma.
(3) Sw. China and ne. Burma.
(4) S. China, Taiwan, Thailand and Indochina.
(5) Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Calamian Is., Palawan, Panay, Negros, and Cebu).
(6) Malaysia and Sumatra including Nias Archipelago and Riau Archipelago, Bangka Is., and Belitung Is.
(7) Java including Bawean Is., Bali, se. Borneo, and the Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa).
(8) Sumba. Sawu.
(9) Lesser Sundas (Flores, Lomblen, Timor, Kisar, Romang, Leti, Babar). Tanimbar Is.
(10) Sulawesi.
Introduced to e. Australia (e. New South Wales and e. Queensland), Mascarene Is., Palau, Caroline Is., and Hawaiian Is.


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


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