Help with the ID of another bird

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Subject: Help with the ID of another bird
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:28:33 +1000
Yes they are Scale breasted Munia, AKA (in Australia) as Nutmeg Mannikin &
Spice Finch. Common aviary bird and wild in Asia and parts of Australia. A
rather overgrown beak does occur in captivity, perhaps related to an
original injury or a bad diet or not enough abrasion on the beak when


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They look like a Scale breasted Munia with a broken bill !?
Both the same bill ?


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Just back from Singapore and captured (in the Jurong Aviary) an unidentified
pair of crossbill type birds. Small about sparrow size. Foto attached.  Can
anyone identify species?


Many thanks again


David in Blackheath

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