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Munia, Spore (1 Viewer)

wuwu1277

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Hi,: This photo was taken at Singapore in Aug 2020. can you pls advise ID of the bird on left? Thank you so much in advance 🙏
 

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andyb39

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It could be a juvenile White-headed Munia like the two adults to the right, but these Munias do form mixed flocks and it looks a little dark on the head, although it is quite rufous-brown on the body and tail. I would expect juvenile Scaly-breasted to show prominent gape flanges, but I think there's a stage in their development when these disappear before they attain adult plumage, so I can't completely rule it out. At that stage they're rather uniform brown, though, and they tend to have silvery-blue bills. It doesn't look like Javan, which I think is fairly localised. One other possibility is juvenile Chestnut.
 

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