Fringillidae, Lonchura punctulata, Birds, Vertebrate pests, Western Australia
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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.
Long, John L.
"The spice finch,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol9/iss11/3