French: Capucin des Maoke German: Höhennonne Spanish: Capuchino montano
Other common names:
Western Alpine Mannikin,
Snow Mountain Munia
Oranje Mountains, 4150 m, New Guinea
Snow Mts E to Mt Capella (in W Star Mts), in WC New Guinea.
11 cm. Male has forehead, forecrown and face to throat black, hindcrown brownish, nape to back brown, rump and uppertail-coverts pale yellow, tail feathers black with yellow... read more
Call described as a series of "tyu" notes.
Alpine grasslands and boggy grassland, edges of alpine shrubbery, mainly at 3200–3800 m; as... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Small seeds of grasses and herbs. Observed to forage in flocks of 6–20 individuals (in Aug–Sept).
Nest built in grass, near water. No other information.
No information; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Very poorly known. Probably locally common.
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