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Yellow-rumped Mannikin

(Lonchura flaviprymna)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-rumped Munia", "Yellow-tailed Finch", "Yellow-rumped Finch", "White-headed Finch"
Size: 11-12 cm
Weight: 10-13 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Lateral view of an adult Yellow-rumped Mannikin - click on image to see the bird together with Chestnut-breasted Mannikins (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, December 2015]

Three Yellow-rumped Mannikins, together with Chestnut-breasted Mannikins, lined up in rank reeds
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, December 2015]


In the Darwin area, Yellow-rumped Mannikins are seldom seen alone; they usually appear interspersed into larger flocks of Chestnut-breasted Mannikins. Only farther inland, larger flocks of Yellow-rumped Mannikins can be found.

Yellow-rumped Mannikins feeding by the side of a gravel road (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Victoria River, NT, July 2018]

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