Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica


Sometimes also placed in the genus Lonchura with the mannikins, the Indian Silverbill’s native range encompasses parts of Arabia and Iran, thence through South Asia, in India and Sri Lanka. Naturalised populations are known from several parts of the world including Europe (in France), and the Hawaiian Islands. In our region it is known exclusively from Puerto Rico, where it was apparently introduced in the 1960s or the early 1970s. It is locally common there, at localities in the north and southwest of the island, and there are also recent records from St. Croix, in the Virgin Islands.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: