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Common Name : Black-headed Munia     -       Scientific Name : Lonchura Malacca      
Nelum Wewa Eluwankulama
09/15/2019
Nelum Wewa Eluwankulama
09/14/2019
Nelum Wewa Eluwankulama
09/15/2019
Nelum Wewa Eluwankulama
09/15/2019

This is a breeding resident species found throughout the country. It is also found naturally in India, Bangladesh and southern China and has been introduced to Trinidad, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned” (National Red List 2012).

This is a species protected under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance as amended by Act No. 22 of 2009.

Even though not as common as the White-backed or the Spotted Munia this species can also be seen throughout the country. It is even found in the wetlands just outside the city of Colombo.

This is a very common species in Wilpattu and can be easily seen around Eluwankulama, Pallekandal and at Pomparippu.