Sudhir Shivaram


Scaly-breasted Munia © Sudhir Shivaram

Scaly-breasted Munia
(Lonchura punctulata)



Image details
1/400 sec, f/8; E/V -2/3; ISO 500
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS plus 1.4xII
Location: Bangalore outskirts, Karnataka
Date: 3 August  2008

Shoot details
This image was made during my initial outing with the new Canon 800mm lens. There were lot of Munias busy preening and I got a chance to approach this one at close quarters and make a nice portrait of it.

Species details
The Scaly-breasted is a widespread resident of our grasslands, open forest and scrub. This diminutive 11cm munia is popular in the cage-bird trade and thousands are caught illegally every year.

A Birds of India presentation


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