French: Capucin des montagnes German: Bergnonne Spanish: Capuchino alpino
Other common names:
Eastern Alpine Mannikin,
Mount Scratchley, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea
Wharton and Owen Stanley Ranges (E to Myola grasslands), in SE New Guinea.
11·5 cm. Forehead and face to throat are black, crown brownish-black, becoming greyish-brown on nape and sides of neck to back, upper rump chestnut, lower rump and uppertail-... read more
Calls a thin "see see see" given in flight, and a rattling buzz.
Alpine grasslands and rocky scree on high mountain peaks, cultivated fields, at 2700–3500 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, bamboo and herbs. Clings to grass stems and picks seeds from heads; also hops on ground to take fallen seeds. Forages in... read more
Breeding records in Apr–May wet season, also in Aug. Nest woven from rushes and grasses, placed 3 m above ground in small tree. No... read more
No information; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Locally common. No known threats, and not known to be trapped for trade.
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