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Langkawi island, Malaysia September 2005
Lonchura maja


11 cm. White head and throat, chocolate breast, chestnut flanks, brown iris, grey bill, pale blue feet.


South-east Asia: found in Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Bali.



Clements recognises two subspecies[1]:

  • L. m. maja:
  • L. m. vietnamensis:


Marshes and reed beds.



It builds a ball shaped nest of grass and 4-5 white eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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