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White-rumped Munia - which Subspecies? (1 Viewer)


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Hello everyone,

This image of a White-rumped Munia was taken in June 2015 in Kolkata, West Bengal in the eastern part of India. There were a few (6-7) WRM among a large flock of Scaly-breasted Munias feeding on grass/ sedge seeds in a marshy patch within an urban settlement.


This image is also on the Oriental Bird Image database where it is identified as Lonchura striata striata/acuticauda .

I am looking for some help. How does one differentiate ssp straita and ssp acuticauda ?

The image on Opus is apparently, ssp striata


Thanks in advance.


delia todd

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Thanks for starting this thread Arijit.

However, I thought that Neil's pictures were subspecies swinhoei, as they were taken in Hong Kong?

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