01 June 2009

Pipit Pinang

Pipit pinang is a malay name for Scaly-breasted Munia. Commonly found at grassland, flying in groups.

an adult Scaly-breasted Munia on a lalang

it juvenile having brown underside, pic show a moulting juvenile showing some scaly pattern.

Pipit Pinang
Scaly-breasted Munia
Lonchura punctulata


  1. the first photograph is a great shot, lot of details and crisp.

    Great composition too.

  2. Not easy to photography this small bird.
    You have captured their natural feeding habit, when the bird perch on the grass stalk, then move upward and bend it with their body weight.


Sweets or Stones, it must worth something..jot it down!