Lonchura castaneothorax

Lonchura castaneothorax

Pair on barbed wire

(Chestnut-breasted Mannikin)

FAMILY

Passeridae

Species

Lonchura castaneothorax

Common name

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Main colour

Brown

Distinctive feature

Black chin and breast chestnut, size 10 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This brown bird has a yellow-brown rump and tail. The chestnut-coloured breast is divided from the white abdomen by a black bar, then there is black again under the tail. Legs and feet grey, eyes black, bill grey. Another grass-seed eating bird.