I found this bird when I came back home. I have never seen a bird like this. Also, she is not moving even if I touch her slightly.enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology Stack Exchange. For species ID questions, it is often helpful to include some information on where and when the animal was found: for birds, information on the location (i.e., country / state / province) and local environment (coastal, forested, urban, etc) would be especially helpful. $\endgroup$
    – bshane
    Aug 4, 2017 at 15:39
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    $\begingroup$ Also some indication of size. $\endgroup$ Aug 4, 2017 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ It looks like a Bulbul to me. $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2017 at 16:15
  • $\begingroup$ Thid bird looks a young one to me, based on the type of feathers it has around the neck. $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Aug 8, 2017 at 6:58

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It's a scaly breasted munia or spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata). A relatevely common bird in captivity, probably escaped from someone cage? (check for rings)

Here a picture from the web: enter image description here

Here you find more facts about it:



It looks like a scaly-breasted wren or Carolina wren

Carolina wrenCarolina wren

Scaly breasted wrenScaly breasted wren

but i am not sure which one it is All because of your location I am looking forward to other answers too

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    $\begingroup$ One key feature for bird identification is the beak/bill — the bird in question has a heavy almost triangular beak. Wrens have much more delicate beaks as can be clearly seen in the pictures you posted. This kind of mistake is one of the reasons answers for this type of question should include a detailed explanation of the features that support the identification ... $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Aug 11, 2022 at 6:10

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