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White-headed munia (Lonchura maja)

Bondol haji or emprit kaji or white-headed munia (Lonchura maja) is a species of animal in the Estrildidae, a small bird, with white head and throat, brown iris, bluish-gray beak and pale blue legs.

L. maja has a white head and throat, while the other parts are plain brown. Young birds have a brown color. The voice has a high pitch: "puip" when clumped.

Dlium White-headed munia (Lonchura maja)


This species lives widely to an elevation of 1500 meters, often visiting swamps, rice fields, open plains with grass and gardens. They form large groups during the rice harvest season, but disperse in pairs during the breeding season.

The female lays 4-6 white eggs in a ball-shaped nest of grass.





Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
Species: Lonchura maja
Subspecies: Lonchura maja ssp. maja, Lonchura maja ssp. vietnamensis

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