Indian or White-rumped Silverbill
(Lonchura malabarica)

Range: Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.

Description: Males often have whiter lores and heavier barring on the flanks.

The Indian or White-rumped Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica) can safely be housed in groups and reports often state that two hens will sometimes use the same nest.

Indian Silverbills require a basic finch seed diet. They have been known to raise young solely on hard seed and millet sprays but the addition of sprouted seed, green food and egg food will make it easier on the parents.

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