French: Capucin de Nevermann German: Weißscheitelnonne Spanish: Capuchino coronigrís
Other common names: Grey-crowned Munia
Merauke, New Guinea.
Trans-Fly region (S of L Daviumbu to Fly R and E to Balimo), in SC New Guinea.
11·5 cm; 9–13·4 g. Male has forehead, crown and most of face greyish-white to buffy-white, rest of head to nape and side of neck with scaly pattern of... read more
Within a social group, soft contact call a single-note "tseet" or "dee-t", loud... read more
Grassy marshes in reedbeds and on riverbanks, tall grassy savanna, and floating mats of grass in... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds. Takes seeds while perched on the stems and working the seeding heads, climbing up and down stems with great agility; feeds... read more
Details from captive birds. Courting male holds a stem in bill, he flies back and forth between two perches (in a large aviary, partners... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Trans-Fly EBA. Locally common. Small numbers of this species captured for trade.
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