The Mannikin Magpie Finch or magpie munia (Lonchura fringilloides) is a hardy finch that hails from South, West and Central Africa. It is a sight to behold and a great addition to any aviary. Mannikin Magpie finches for sale are a bit larger than the Black and White Mannikins.
Size: About 4.5 ” in length. The Finch Farm can not guarantee sex without a DNA test.
Diet: Plain canary seed and mixed millets form the basic diet, Australian Blend Goldenfeast. Spray millet is enjoyed. Green food is appreciated by certain Magpie Mannikins, but ignored by others. Grit and cuttlefish bone are essential.
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.