French: Capucin jacobin German: Wellenbauch-Bronzemännchen Spanish: Capuchino carinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
L. m. molucca
(Linnaeus, 1766) – Talaud Is, Sangihe, Siau, Ruang, Sulawesi and associated islands and archipelagos (S to Kalao, Kalaotoa and Tukangbesi), Sula Is, and Moluccas from Morotai and Halmahera S to Buru, Seram, Tayandu Is and Kai Is.
L. m. propinqua
(Sharpe, 1890) – Kangean Is (off NE Java), Lembongan and Nusa Penida (both off S Bali), and Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Sumba, Flores, Paloe, Besar, Solor, Adonara, Lembata, Pantar, Alor, Wetar and Timor E to Tanimbar Is).
10–11 cm; 12 g. Male nominate race has head to breast black, nape to back and upperwing-coverts brown, upper mantle with indistinct barring, rump white with wavy fine... read more
Call a buzzy "tissip" or "t'sip"; song a run of wheezing "peep"... read more
Grassy and bushy areas, rice paddies, cotton grass (Imperatum arundinacea), and cultivated... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses and herbs; possibly also some small insects. Feeds both while perched on stem and while on the ground. Usually singly, in... read more
Breeds at end of rainy season and beginning of dry season, Jul–Sept and Jan, in Sulawesi; nests in Mar–Jun on Flores; juveniles... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to fairly common; widespread throughout Wallacea. Very common on Flores and Tanahjampea; appears to be uncommon in far N of range (... read more
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