Mannikins and Munias are in the order Passerifomes, family Estrididae and genus Lonchura. They are beautiful, small, gregarious birds the feed mostly on seeds. The 38 species in this family are listed below. Photos are presented of the Nutmeg Mannikin.

Madagascar Munia, Lonchura nana
African Silverbill, Lonchura cantans
Indian Silverbill, White-throated Munia Lonchura malabarica
Grey-headed Silverbill, Lonchura griseicapilla
Bronze Mannikin or Munia Lonchura cucullata
Black-and-white Mannikin or Munia, Lonchura bicolor
Brown-backed Mannikin or Munia, Lonchura nigriceps
Magpie Mannikin or Munia, Lonchura fringilloides
White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata
Javan Munia, Lonchura leucogastroides
Dusky Munia, Lonchura fuscans
Black-faced Munia, Lonchura molucca
Black-throated Munia, Jerdon’s Manikin Lonchura kelaarti
Nutmeg Mannikin, Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata
White-bellied Munia, Lonchura leucogastra
Streak-headed Munia, Lonchura tristissima
Black-headed Munia, Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla
Tricoloured Munia, Lonchura malacca
White-capped Munia, Lonchura ferruginosa
Cream-bellied Munia, Lonchura pallidiventer
Five-colored Munia, Lonchura quinticolor
White-headed Munia, Lonchura maja
Pale-headed Munia, Lonchura pallida
Grand Munia, Lonchura grandis
Grey-banded Munia, Lonchura vana
Grey-crowned Munia, Lonchura nevermanni
Hooded Munia, Lonchura spectabilis
Grey-headed Munia, Lonchura caniceps
Mottled Munia, Lonchura hunsteini
New Ireland Munia, Lonchura forbesi
New Hanover Munia, Lonchura nigerrima
Yellow-rumped Munia, Lonchura flaviprymna
Chestnut-breasted Munia, Lonchura castaneothorax
Black Munia, Lonchura stygia
Black-breasted Munia, Lonchura teerinki
Snow Mountain Munia, Lonchura montana
Alpine Munia, Lonchura monticola
Bismarck Munia, Lonchura melaena