Nonnatives - Chesnut Mannikin

Chestnut Mannikin - Lonchura malacca


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1999

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 4 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: unknown threat to natives

Species Account: This species was recorded at Fort Jefferson on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas. Photographs were taken in 1999. Occasional reports from previous years were not believed to indicate an established species. This species is native to tropical Asia but has been widely introduced and is established in Puerto Rico (Pranty 2001 unpublished data). The taxonomy of this genus has been confusing in the past, and this species may include the Black-capped Manikin (Lonchura atricapilla) (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992).


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1965   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1986   Not reported breeding  
Monroe 1999   Not reported breeding photos taken of specimen at fort Jefferson
Palm Beach 1994   Not reported breeding (Pranty 1994a)


Pranty, B. 2001d. Field observations [winter report: December 2000-February 2001]. Florida Field Naturalist 29(3):___.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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