French: Moineau flavéole German: Gelbbauchsperling Spanish: Gorrión liso
Other common names: Pegu Sparrow
Myanmar (except N & SW), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, C & S Vietnam and N Peninsular Malaysia.
13·5–15 cm; 17–23 g. Male breeding has crown to upper mantle greenish grey, forehead and sides of forecrown yellowish, lores black, crescent-shaped... read more
Main call a loud, clear disyllabic "chirrup", second syllable rather slurred, used by... read more
Cultivated areas with trees, plantations and small copses, scrub, and woodland edges; also occurs... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly vegetable matter, including seeds of grasses, cultivated cereals and small herbs. Nestlings fed with insects, mainly aphids (... read more
Season mainly Jan–Jul, but breeding recorded in most months of year; probably two broods. In loose colonies, usually of 5–10... read more
Nomadic outside breeding season, wandering to gather at ripening rice paddies.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Formerly more restricted in range; spread S along Malay Peninsula as forest clearance in middle of 20th century created open country... read more
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