White-spotted Munia

Mainly dark brown plumage with light streaking on head and yellowish rump; subspecies leucosticta also with white spotting on face, breast and upper wing-coverts.

The White-spotted Munia is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

White-spotted Munia, White-spotted Mannikin Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Arfak Mountains, Papua, Indonesia - Jan, 2005 More

White-spotted Munia Lonchura leucosticta : 2 at Kiunga airport on 14th. Grand Munia Lonchura grandis : 2 near Kokoda Monument with Grey-headed Munias. Hooded Munia (Mannikin) Lonchura spectabilis : after 1 near Warili Lodge, a large flock was seen in the Tari Valley. Grey-headed Munia (Mannikin) Lonchura caniceps : at least 50 in the grasslands near Kokoda Monument. Chestnut-breasted Munia (Mannikin) Lonchura castaneothorax : 20 near Madang on 3rd and 6 on 6th. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Lonchura
Species : leucosticta
Authority : (D'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879)