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  Indian Silverbill

 

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An Indian Silverbill, a small passerine bird in the finch family, which is found in South Asia and that is also commonly known as White-throated Munia.

 

This one was spotted at the Khajuraho Monuments (fig.) in northern India, where it was gathering materials to build a nest, using its distinctive silver-grey bill, which is conical in shape, with a dark curved upper mandible and a lighter lower mandible.

 

  Indian Silverbill

 

  Indian Silverbill

 

The sexes are similar and are buff-brown above, with a darker tail and wings, and whitish below, whilst the flanks are buffy. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

INDEX BIRDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1) and (2).