Lonchura Malabarica - Indian Silverbill
Family - Estrildidae
Order - Passeriformes
Length - 10 to 12 cm.
Recognition - Brown body with darker brown tail and white underparts. The beak is gray and the eyes are dark brown.
Habitat - Grassland
Behavior - Omnivore
Residency - India and South Asia
Of Special Note - The female lays 8 to 12 eggs, which are incubated for about two weeks. The hatchlings leave the nest after an additional three weeks. The species is known for its ability to get along with other birds, of its own and other species.
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