White rumped Munia
. White rumped munia|
The white feathers on the rump can only be seen when the bird moves its wings. White feathers should not be on any other parts of the body.
Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.
Government Regulations & By-Laws: Refer to "Government Laws" web page.
Housing Requirements: Click on "Housing birds" web page for general details on the housing of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
Can be bred in an aviary without growing plants provided sufficient nesting sites are available.
White rumped Munias can be bred as one pair per canary style breeding cage. Can be bred as a colony in an aviary. Due to its ability to hybridize with a wide range of other species, it is best to keep these birds as the only finch species in the aviary.
Diet / Feeding: Click on "Feeding birds" web page for general details on the nutrition of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
Good quality finch mix, seeding grasses and some fruits (e.g. apple) and some leafy green vegetables can be offered. Live food is not essential but better results are obtained if live insects form part of the diet. Mealworms may be offered. Sprouted or soaked seed if available.
Basic seed mix should include Canary seed, White French Millet, Japanese Millet, and Yellow and Red Panicum.
Nesting: A basic overview only.
Adequate spare nest receptacles must be available for pairs nesting in artificial nests before the current clutch leave the nest. Adequate new nest material must be available for the birds to rebuild the old nest or build a new nest for the next clutch.
More details on finch nests and a selection of finch nest photos can be located on the "nests", "finch nests" and "finch nest photos" web pages. Click on "Up" then "nests" then "finch nests" and "finch nests photos" in the navigation bars.
Breeding: Egg Colour ?. Clutch/s per year 2 - 3. Eggs per nest 4 - 6. Incubation approx. 12 days. Fledge approx. 2 weeks. Independent approx. another 3 weeks.
Nest inspection is generally well tolerated especially in birds housed in cages. In an aviary it is generally safe to leave the young in the same aviary after they become independent. Young birds (when they become fully independent) must be removed when bred in a cage.
Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site. It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here. Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.
Health Issues: Refer "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.
General References: Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.