Common Name: White Headed Nun
Scientific Name: Lonchura maja
Background: Captive Hatched 2010
Origin: Malay peninsular, Indonesia, Bali, Java and Sumatra.
Description: A docile finch found in South-East Asia
Requirements: A planted aviary. Plants similar to their natural environment include tall growing grasses, reed like plants, shrubs and pots of small bamboo. Growing seeding grasses are eagerly consumed.
Size: 4.5 inches
Life Span: 8-10 Years
Suitability: BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE
Diet: A good quality finch mix, seeding grasses and some fruits (e.g. apple) and vegetables. Sprouted or soaked seed if available. Live food is not essential but is beneficial especially during breeding season.