French: Capucin noir German: Hadesnonne Spanish: Capuchino negro
Other common names:
Mandum, upper Bian River, southern New Guinea
Trans-Fly region (from Bian R E to L Daviumbu; recently recorded at Kiunga#R), in lowland S New Guinea.
10–11 cm; 10–12 g. Male plumage is almost entirely glossy black, wing feathers dark brown edged black, lower rump, uppertail-coverts and fringes of rectrices... read more
Contact calls a quiet "tyu tyu" and a soft "quet quet"; loud call of male "teeu! teeu!", of female... read more
Savannas, marshes and riverine grasses, low wet grassland, tall grasses and reedbeds, often on... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, including rice and Echinochloa. Takes both unripe and ripe seeds, on the stem or when fallen to ground. Agile,... read more
No information on season. In courtship display, male stands upright, bill pointing forwards or slightly downwards, bobbing up and down (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Trans-Fly EBA. Locally common to scarce. Thought to have a rather small... read more
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