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Mannikin - Black & White

$49.00

Mannikin - Black & White

$49.00
SKU:
LB_FNC_B&W
Weight:
0.02 LBS
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1 unit(s)
Maximum Purchase:
20 unit(s)
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Identification: The Black and White Mannikin or Black and White Munia (Lonchura bicolor) is a species of estrildid finch found in southern and central Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4,200,000 km.  It is found in moist savanna and subtropical/tropical lowland moist forest habitat. The status of the species is evaluated as least concern. They are known to feed on algae.

Geography: Central Africa

Song / Call: Click here to listen to Black & White Mannikins

Size / Weight: 4" / 8 - 11 gm

Sexing: Monomorphic (visually difficult to sex). However, DNA testing is available to ensure desired gender. 

Temperament: Black and White Mannikins are friendly, talkative and social birds.

Breeding: These birds are somewhat difficult to breed. Black and White Mannikins should be provided with an Open Bamboo Nest as well as Nesting Materials.   

Diet:  Classic Finch Seed, Mineral Grit, Dried Egg Food, Cuttlefish Bone, mealworms and soft foods like greens and sprouted seeds

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