Date: 10/17/20 12:01 pm From: Jeff Lawton <jefflawton...> Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Scaly-breasted Munias Ocean Park Lompoc
We see them a couple times a year here in Santa Barbara. The tree will start shaking with activity and you can see the little tiny birds popping around inside. They show up all at once and leave just as quickly. Very pretty birds. I prefer the common name, nutmeg mannikin. The official name sounds like a sick bird!
From: <main...> <main...> On Behalf Of Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:31 AM
To: Sbcobirding <sbcobirding...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Scaly-breasted Munias Ocean Park Lompoc
I had never seen Scaly-breasted Munias in the wild until today. There were a flock of them near the bathrooms along the railroad tracks in some bushes. I at first glance thought they were House Finches until I got my camera on them.
How common are they on the central coast? I have been in Lompoc for two months now and haven't seen them out there before.
Lisa D Walker-Roseman,
Fort Bragg, CA (visiting Lompoc through November)