Alternative name: Striated Munia
- Lonchura striata
11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)
Long black tail
Adult L. s. striata:
- Stubby bill
- Dark brown upperparts, head, breast and wings
- White underparts and rump
The sexes are similar, but with some subspecific variation; in L. s. acuticauda: paler brown upperparts and breast, and buff underparts and only the rump is white.
Also kept a pets; escapes possible anywhere.
There are 8 subspecies:
- L. s. acuticauda:
- L. s. striata:
- L. s. fumigata:
- L. s. semistriata:
- L. s. swinhoei:
- L. s. subsquamicollis:
- L. s. explita:
- Sporadic but locally common on Sumatra and Bangka Island
- L. s. domestica:
- Domestic form (AKA Society Finch or Bengalese Finch) Introduced to Japan.
Open woodland, grassland, parks and scrub.
The diet consists mostly of seeds.
The nest is a large dome constructed in a tree or bush. The clutch consists of 3-8 white eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) White-rumped Munia. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/White-rumped_Munia