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Scaly breasted Munia

Scaly breasted Munia
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-18 6:12
Viewed: 2902
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Scaly-breasted Munia or Spotted Munia (Lonchura punctulata), known in the pet trade as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. A species of the genus Lonchura, it was formally described and named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Its name is based on the distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly. The adult is brown above and has a dark conical bill. The species has 11 subspecies across their range and differ slightly in size and colour.
This Munia eats mainly on grass seeds apart from berries and small insects. They forage in flocks and communicate with soft calls and whistles. The species is highly social and may sometimes roost with other species of munias. This species is found in tropical plains and grasslands. Breeding pairs construct dome-shaped nests using grass or bamboo leaves.
The species is endemic to Asia and occurs from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and feral populations have established in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as well as parts of Australia and the United States of America. The bird is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,
Wow, what a splendid species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice species of bird with lovely grey-brown colors. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV with good light and best clarity. The contrast against the environment looks great.
Thanks for sharing!

Lovely capture of this Munia which I too shot for the first time recently, Foozi.
Excellent details on the breast feathers of the bird.
The colours too are natural in this beautiful image.

Great photo Foozi! Excellent composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Hello Foozi
Well captured image of this Scaly-breasted Munia.
this is the time of their nesting season in India.
perfect sharpness and true colour.
best wishes,

Hello Foozi
Superb photo, good point of view to show the lovely patterning, good light and detail.
Nice background and composition.
regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-18 9:15]

Hi Foozi,beautiful munia in a very nice capture,imposing perpective,nice pose and great quality of details and colors,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Foozi
very nice picture with good details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-18 11:20]

Hi Foozi,
Beautiful composition,excellent details,colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-18 12:09]

Hello Foozi.
Very good capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.I love the excellent clarity and perfect focus.Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-18 12:15]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful photo of this Scaly-breasted Munia. A pity that there is no eye contact, otherwise it would be perfect. Great sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. Excellent composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Foozi,
照的清晰 很可愛的斑文鳥
光線亮麗 使翅膀很漂亮 眼睛有神
構圖漂亮 背景深遂美麗

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-19 4:51]

Hello Foozi,
Very cute attitude of this Spotted Munia. Love your diagonal composition,the vertical framing and the fine colours. Trčs beau!
Kind regards

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-19 5:37]

I do not know, a different bird, thanks and regards Foozi..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-19 17:05]

Hello Foozi,
This is my first time viewing this attractive bird, so I applaud you for presenting it here on TN. I love it's unique looking spotted breast in contrast to it's rusty brown wing and head. Definitely the facial features of most finches, including a rather stout looking bill. Very good focus and a clean blurred BG makes this a wonderful image.

Just exquisite composition; detail and POV excellent! I never would know this bird existed if you hadn't shared!

Hi Foozi,
What a lovely picture and nice detalis. well done

Hello Foozi,

You're capturing well this burd by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see cute Spotted Munia with a dark conical bill, dark above and breast of striped pattern. It looks like the bird of the species similar to a sparrow. You catch well the spectacle which this bird is stopping on a slanting sprig.

Kind regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-24 10:17]

Salam Foozi,
Very good photo of this Spotted Munia ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,

Hi Foozi,
Although you have a lot of images which I didn't comment yet, I'm waiting for your comeback and I hope to see new shots also as well. Although focus seems a little soft on the plumage, this is a good image taken from an interesting low PoV. Beautiful light management and exposure, the colors seem natural. The green out-of-focus leaves gave a nice frame to the bird, and the simple and noiseless background helps the viewer a lot to focus on the main subject (the bird). Except for the slight sharpness problem mentioned a few lines above, an excellent pic. Congratulations.
Best regards, László

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