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Magpie mannikin

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Lonchura
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Estrildidae
Scientific name  Lonchura fringilloides
Higher classification  Munia
Order  Passerine
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Similar  Black‑and‑white mannikin, Bronze mannikin, Bird, Madagascan mannikin, Munia

The magpie mannikin or magpie munia (Lonchura fringilloides) is a species of estrildid finch found in southern and central Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,400,000 km².

Magpie mannikin The rare Magpie Mannikin

It is found in subtropical/ tropical (lowland) moist shrubland, forest and dry grassland habitat. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Magpie mannikin Bronze Mannikin and Magpie Mannikin

Origin

Magpie mannikin The rare Magpie Mannikin

Origin and phylogeny has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al. Estrildinae may have originated in India and dispersed thereafter (towards Africa and Pacific Ocean habitats).

Magpie mannikin Magpie Pied Mannikin
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References

Magpie mannikin Wikipedia


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