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Category:Lonchura - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Lonchura


Munias and Silverbills. Most species are native to Africa, Asia or Australia.


Lonchura is a genus in the family Estrildidae.
Depending on the taxonomic authority, Lonchura may include birds otherwise placed in Odontospiza, Euodice, Spermestes and Padda. Clements also places Madagascar Munia in this genus.

Genus Lonchura viewedit
L. striata White-rumped Munia
L. leucogastroides Javan Munia
L. fuscans Dusky Munia
L. molucca Black-faced Munia
L. kelaarti Black-throated Munia
L. punctulata Scaly-breasted Munia
L. leucogastra White-bellied Munia
L. tristissima Streak-headed Mannikin
L. malacca Tricolored Munia
L. atricapilla Chestnut Munia
L. ferruginosa White-capped Munia
L. quinticolor Five-coloured Munia
L. maja White-headed Munia
L. pallida Pale-headed Munia
L. grandis Grand Mannikin
L. vana Grey-banded Mannikin
L. nevermanni Grey-crowned Mannikin
L. spectabilis Hooded Mannikin
L. caniceps Grey-headed Mannikin
L. hunsteini Hunstein's Mannikin
L. forbesi New Ireland Mannikin
L. flaviprymna Yellow-rumped Mannikin
L. castaneothorax Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
L. stygia Black Mannikin
L. teerinki Black-breasted Mannikin
L. montana Snow Mountain Mannikin
L. monticola Alpine Mannikin
L. melaena Bismarck Mannikin
L. oryzivora Java Sparrow
L. fuscata Timor Sparrow

For Cream-bellied Munia (Lonchura pallidiventer), see Chestnut Munia