Tricoloured munia


Tricoloured munia is also called as black-headed munia. It is silent but gregarious bird.

How does the bird appear…

Head, neck and vent area are black with black patch on white belly. Wings and tail are brown. Chest and upper belly are white, this white extends to flanks. Bill and legs are silvery blue. Juveniles have pale brown upperparts and it lacks the dark head found in adult.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is mainly found in wet grasslands but can also be seen at tropical lowland moist forest habitats.


It feeds on grain and seeds.

Breeding & Nesting

In India it mainly breeds during rainy season. It nests in colonies. Nest is oval shaped and is placed 6-8 feet above the ground. Incubation is done by both parents and incubation period is of 12-14 days.

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