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The sweet little Bronze-Winged Mannikin (Lonchura cucullata) comes from southern and central Africa. It has a beautiful sheen to its plumage and is adorable making it hard to resist by any avian enthusiast! These Bronze Winged Mannikins for sale are also referred to as: Bronze Mannikin, Bronze Munia, Bronze-shouldered Mannikin, Bronze-wing, Swainson’s Bronze Mannikin, Hooded Finch, Hooded Weaver-Finch, and Hooded Mannikin.

Geography: In Africa, south of the Sahara except for the southwest, frequenting open country and cultivation, especially near water.. Also found on the islands of Fernando Po, Principe, Sao Tome’, Pemba, Zanzibar, Mafia, Comoros; introduced to Puerto Rico.

Song / Call:  Click to hear the Bronze-Winged Mannikin

Size / Weight: 9-10 cm (3.5-4″)

Lifespan: 5-12 years

Sexing: Monomorphic (visually hard to determine sex). DNA testing is available to ensure desired gender.

DNA Testing

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.

Temperament: These interesting birds are active, vivacious, but may become sluggish if housed in a smaller enclosure. Please keep in mind they prefer to live in groups of like species. Bronze-Winged Mannikins tend to be generally gregarious, however males may become aggressive toward each other and other species during the breeding season.

Breeding: Breeding is restricted to the warm (rainy/wet) season, but may occur year-round near the equator. For best results, keep a group (at least 3 pairs and with equal numbers of cocks and hens) of these birds together to allow the birds to choose their own partners. Birds aged 1 to 4 years are best suited to breeding.

Diet: Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, Dried Egg Food, Mineral Grit, Cuttlefish Bone

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