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Lonchura striata

Basic information
Scientific name Lonchura striata

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Common names White-rumped munia, Striated munia, Striated mannikin, Hodgson’s munia, White-backed munia, Sharp-tailed munia, Sharp-tailed mannikin, Bengalese finch
Higher taxon Estrildidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Himalaya, Malaysia, Indonesia, S continental China, Taiwan
Habitat Grassland, farm area, shrub.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Ishigakijima, Okinawajima, and Amamioshima Is. Range in Japan
Date Unknown. Probably 1980s or 1990s, given that this species was not recorded in the National Survey on the Natural Environment of 1978, but was recorded in that of 1998.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Damage on agriculture in native range
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries No
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-13) (in Jpn)
  • Clement et al. (1993) Finch & Sparrow. Christpher Helm, London.
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Invasive birds in Japan. Global Environ Res. 8(1), 29-39.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2010) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2010-12-24)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-12)
  • etc.