Black mannikin

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Black mannikin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
Species: L. stygia
Binomial name
Lonchura stygia
Stresemann, 1924
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     distribution

The black mannikin or black munia (Lonchura stygia) is a species of estrildid finch found in New Guinea, from Mandum (Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya, Indonesia) to Lake Daviumbu, Papua New Guinea. It is commonly found in flocks of maximum 20 birds, inhabiting savannas, wetlands, but sometimes they were also seen at rice crops.

Threats[edit]

This species is threatened by the destruction of reedbeds due to introduce of rusa deer Cervus timorensis. And also probably threatened by encroachment of woodland on grasslands, due to increased of the livestocks such as pigs. It is also engaged in cage-bird trade.

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