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  Scaly-breasted Munia

 

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Scaly-breasted Munias, spotted in Mae Hong Son. These birds have a stubby dark bill, plain brown upperparts, often with somewhat paler uppertail-coverts, and a dark brown throat. Its underparts are white, with distinctive brown scale markings, and creamy white undertail-coverts and belly.

 

The one in the photo above is nesting. The one in the photo on the right is perching on the leaf of a palm tree. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1) and (2), and TRAVEL PICTURE.

 

  Scaly-breasted Munia