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Black-and-white Mannikin
Picking Lantana flowers, presumably for the nectar
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lonchura
Species: L. bicolor
Binomial name
Lonchura bicolor
(Fraser, 1843)

The Black-and-white Mannikin or Black-and-white Munia Lonchura bicolor is a species of estrildid finch found in southern and central Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4,200,000 km².

It is found in moist savanna and subtropical/tropical lowland moist forest habitat. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern. They are known to feed on algae.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife Species Factsheet
  2. ^ Savalli, U.M. (1989) Black and White Mannikins Lonchura bicolor eating algae. Scopus 13: 136.


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