French: Capucin sombre German: Borneobronzemännchen Spanish: Capuchino sombrío
Natuna Is, Borneo (including Banggi I, off N coast), and Cagayan Sulu I (in extreme SW Philippines).
11 cm; 9·5 g. Plumage is mostly dusky brown, feathers of crown faintly streaked pale brown, feathers of underparts with black edges (giving dark-scalloped appearance); iris... read more
Calls a shrill "pee pee" and a thin "chirrup", and in flight a low "teck... read more
Rice fields and grassland, along riverbanks at forest edges, secondary scrub and cultivated areas;... read more
Food and feeding
Rice, other grass seeds, seeds of sedges (Cyperaceae); also insects. Creeps low in vegetation, and feeds also on ground. Takes seeds from... read more
Records in nearly all months, varying with local rice crop, mainly Oct–Feb. No information on courtship displays. Nest built from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known. Appears to be common in Borneo; status on Cagayan Sula uncertain, probably common. So far as can be ascertained, trapping for... read more
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