Alternative names: White-throated Munia, White-throated Silverbill or Warbling Silverbill as well as Euodice malabarica
- Euodice malabarica
11 cm long (4¼ in)
Creamy underside with darker upperside, often displaying dark to black primaries along the lower edge of the folded wing, as well as a dark tail that is often somewhat pointed.
White rump is sometimes visible on the sitting bird, and always visible in flight.
Bill has a dark, curved, upper mandible while the lower mandible is lighter often reflecting.
Dry open country and cultivated areas, towns and villages.
The diet includes seeds, especially grass seeds, also sedge, millet and rice. They also eat some small insects.
The nest is a large domed grass structure in a tree. The clutch contains of 4–10 white eggs. They breed throughout the year, often coinciding with the start of the rains.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Indian Silverbill. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Indian_Silverbill