Definition of munia in English:



  • A southern Asian waxbill (songbird), especially a mannikin or an avadavat.

    • ‘Most of the birds traded were parakeets and munias, especially the rose-ringed parakeet, the black-headed munia and the red munia.’
    • ‘The frosty-headed munias were Chestnut-breasted Munias, and the black-fronted birds were Grand Munias.’
    • ‘The top favourites are parakeets, munias, weavers, buntings and the Blue Rock Pigeon, and the top 10 species account for 75 per cent of indigenous trade.’
    • ‘A nest of a plain prinia (probably with chicks) and a half built nest of Black headed munia were also found.’
    • ‘Similarly, black-headed munia, which was once a commonly found bird in Chennai, could no longer be sighted within the city these days, he said.’