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Munias are widespread throughout the Old World’s tropical regions. In their natural habitat, they are birds of the savanna, but they have adapted to a number of different habitats, including areas inhabited by humans. They range in size from the Java sparrow (which is about the size of a common starling) to the diminutive Madagascar mannikin. Their striking plumage makes them popular as cagebirds and they breed readily in captivity.; This book covers 43 species of munias and mannikins. The author has recently described one new species and ten new subspecies to science.