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Lonchura maja

Basic information
Scientific name Lonchura maja

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ヘキチョウ
Common names White-headed mannikin
Higher taxon Estrildidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sunda Islands
Habitat Farm area, grass land, swamp, riverside, reed bed, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There were records of breeding in Tokyo and Hyogo Prefs., and occurrence in Tochigi, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Kyoto, and Wakayama Prefs. Range in Japan
Origin
Date Persistently occurred in 1960s to 1970s at Hyogo Prefs. Found in 1961 to 1981, in eastern Japan.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Lesser Antilles, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-13) http://www.biodic.go.jp/reports2/6th/6_bird/index.html (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-12) http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/
  • etc.