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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

The spice finch

Authors

John L. Long

Keywords

Fringillidae, Lonchura punctulata, Birds, Vertebrate pests, Western Australia

First Page Number

510

Last Page Number

511

Abstract

THE Spice Finch (Lonchura punctulata) is also known as Nutmeg Finch or Mannikin, Spice bird, Spotted Munia, Common Munia, Ricebird and Scaly-breasted Munia.

It is an east and south east Asian species inhabiting Malaya, Singapore, Penang, India, Ceylon, Burma, Indo-China, Yunnan, Formosa and the Philippines.

The dangers associated with such a species being introduced to Western Australia are great.

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