Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica) - HBW 15, p. 360
French: Capucin bec-de-plomb
Spanish: Capuchino Picoplata Indio
Other common names: Warbling/Common Silverbill, White-rumped/White-throated Munia/Silverbill
Taxonomy: Loxia malabarica Linnaeus, 1758, Malabar, south-west India.
Genus often subsumed in Lonchura. May form a superspecies with E. cantans; often treated as conspecific, but, in mixed-species populations in aviaries, the two tend to mate assortatively. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, E Oman, and S Iran E along coast to Indian Subcontinent S of Himalayas, from Pakistan and Nepal E to Bangladesh (Sundarbans) and S to N & E Sri Lanka (dry zone); also Israel, Jordan, extreme NE Egypt (Sinai) and extreme NW Arabia (origin uncertain, possibly introduced).Introduced in Hawaiian Is, Puerto Rico and Virgin Is (St Croix).
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VideosSee all 19 videos
A bird on a branch. Locality Mudumalai National Park, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2009 3 years ago 12 sec 4.4
Two views of birds perched and flying away (at 33% speed), the first cleaning the beak using its tongue. Locality Mount Abu, Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 19 February 2011 1 year ago 17 sec 4.3
A group of birds feeding on the ground in a park. Locality Mount Abu, Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 19 February 2011 1 year ago 29 sec 4.3
A pair on a branch Locality Pivot fields, Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 23 February 2008 5 years ago 12 sec 4.2
birds coming in to roost Locality Yotvata, Arava Valley, Israel
Keith and Lynn Youngs 23 November 2011 40 weeks ago 36 sec 4
A group of birds perched and preening. Locality Himavad Gopalaswamy, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 December 2009 3 years ago 44 sec 4
PhotosSee all 68 photos
A bird perched on a wire.
Locality The Btecha (Jordan River Delta), Jordan Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 12 September 2010 3 years ago 4.5
My reference books calls these little birds Indian Silverbill
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 20 February 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Too busy feeding to take any notice of the photographer
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Gerard Visser 7 November 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Indian Silverbill, called as 'Munia', usually term is used for small sweet feminine gender.
Locality Lucknow, Lucknow District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Rajan Mehrotra 17 November 2012 15 weeks ago 4
A bird drinking
Locality Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Eduardo de Juana 22 February 2011 19 weeks ago 4
A bird on a bush
Locality Shinas Park, Shinas, Al Batinah Governorate, Oman
hythumm 10 January 2013 46 weeks ago 4