Nonnatives - Nutmeg Mannikin

Nutmeg Mannikin - Lonchura punctulata


Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1964

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Less than 10 years, 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to Asia. This species is a common caged bird.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1964   Less than 10 years  
Dade 1980's   Less than 10 years Pranty (1997a) reported breeding in Dade County.
Escambia 2000   Not reported breeding Regular visitor at feeder in Pensacola (Pranty 2001).
Santa Rosa unknown   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)


Pranty, B. 1997c. Field observations [spring report: March-May 1997]. Florida Field Naturalist 25:148-158.

Pranty, B. 2001a. Field observations [summer report: June-July 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 29:33-40.

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

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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