French: Capucin pâle German: Blasskopfnonne Spanish: Capuchino pálido
Lombok and Flores
C & S Sulawesi, Kalaotoa, Madu, and Lesser Sundas (Lombok E to Wetar, Romang, Kisar, Sermata and Babar, S to Sumba, Sawu, Ndao, Roti and Timor).
11 cm; 12 g. Head is pale creamy white, nape greyish, mantle to back, upperwing and tail dark brown, rump and uppertail-coverts rufous-brown; throat and breast grey, belly... read more
Loud contact call of male "pseet!", of female "psit!". Song a chatter with high... read more
Open grassland, rice paddies and grassy scrub; sea-level to 1000 m.
Food and feeding
Grass seeds, rice. Takes both growing seeds on stems and fallen seeds on the ground. Forages in small to large flocks, up to 200... read more
Breeds throughout year in Palu Valley, in Sulawesi. In display, male holds a straw, bows low, turns towards female, bobs up and down, he... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant in much of range; uncommon and local on Sumba. Locally very common along N coast of Flores, where otherwise rather... read more
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