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Pictorella Mannikin

(Heteromunia pectoralis)
Alternate name(s): "Pictorella Finch", "White-breasted Finch", "Pictorella Munia"
Size: 11-12 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pictorella Mannikin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Pictorella Mannikin looking sideways; note the black facial mask and the mostly white bib
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Near-frontal view of a male Pictorella Mannikin looking sideways (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

FEMALE

Close-up frontal view of a female Pictorella Mannikin; note the dark-brown (rather than black) facial mask and the prominent dark scalloping in the bib (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Frontal view of a female Pictorella Mannikin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Near-frontal view of a female Pictorella Mannikin, with a juvenile on the left (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a female Pictorella Mannikin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a female Pictorella Mannikin (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

Dorsal view of a female Pictorella Mannikin (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018]

PAIR

Pair of Pictorella Mannikins with two juveniles on the left - male at the top, female next to the juveniles; also visible 3 Long-tailed Finches (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Pair of Pictorella Mannikins with a juvenile on the left; also visible: Zebra Finch and Diamond Dove
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Pair of Pictorella Mannikins with two juveniles; also visible: Long-tailed Finch, Zebra Finch and Diamond Dove
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a female Pictorella Mannikin, right, with two juveniles (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[100 km W of Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Food, Diet

Pictorella Mannikins are seed eaters.

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