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Mottled mannikin

Mottled mannikin
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
L. hunsteini
Binomial name
Lonchura hunsteini
(Finsch, 1886)

Mottled mannikin or mottled munia (Lonchura hunsteini) is a species of estrildid finch breeding in New Ireland. This species is also introduced to Pohnpei. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 20,000 to 50,000 km2. It is found in subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry grassland habitat. The New Hanover mannikin has sometimes been treated as a subspecies of mottled mannikin with the name Hunstein's mannikin for the combined taxa.[2][3] The status of mottled mannikin (with New Hanover mannikin included) is evaluated as Least Concern.[1] The males are similarly colored to the extinct Hawaiian ʻUla ʻAi Hāwane, a Hawaiian honeycreeper.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2017). "Lonchura hunsteini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T105968299A111180755. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T105968299A111180755.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2023). "Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors, pipits". IOC World Bird List Version 13.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  3. ^ Payne, R. (2017). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Hunstein's Mannikin (Lonchura hunsteini)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 4 May 2018.

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