Indian Silverbill

The adult Indian silverbill is 11–11.5 cm long and has a conical silver-grey bill, buff-brown upperparts, white underparts, buffy flanks and dark wings. The tail is black and the wings are dark contrasting with a white rump. The sexes are similar, but immatures have buff underparts and a shorter tail. The tail appears pointed as the length of the feathers reduces from the centre outwards.


Common name: Indian Silverbill
Hebrew name:   כסוף מקור הודי
Latin Name: Lonchura malabarica
Length: 11–11.5 cm
Diet: Insects
Habitat: Grassy areas in Farm lands, pastures,open country,reedbeds.
Common location: Jordan Valley
Notes: Fairly common along the Rift Valley.