Lonchura punctulata

Lonchura punctulata

Image of Lonchura punctulata

(Nutmeg mannikin)

FAMILY

Passeridae

Species

Lonchura punctulata

Common name

Nutmeg mannikin

Main colour

Shades of brown and grey

Distinctive feature

Constant flicking of tail, size 11 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This bird is constantly flicking its tail. The head and wings are grey-brown, tail yellowish-green, and underparts white with dark brown scallop-like markings. Legs and feet grey, eyes black, bill grey. Photograph courtesy of Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au

Additional Photos

adult and juvenile