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Alternative name: Striated Munia
11â€“12 cm (4Â¼-4Â¾ in)
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:
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.
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