French: Turnix de Sumba German: Sumbalaufhühnchen Spanish: Torillo de Sumba
E. J. O. Hartert
Sumba (SW Lesser Sundas).
c. 14 cm; juvenile male and female 28 g; female larger. Crown black with bright ochre central stripe (much paler in male), back dark, the feathers edged and tipped white with... read more
Inhabits scrubby and mostly uncultivated fields mixed with grassland; sparse grassland with... read more
Food and feeding
Forages on the ground, in pairs, taking seeds and is presumably capable of taking larger items than smaller-billed T. maculosus... read more
Very little information available, but local villagers report that the species lays clutches of 2–3 eggs during dry season (Jul... read more
Unknown; no records outside normal range, but short-range seasonal movements speculated to occur in... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Overall population speculated to number 2500–10,000 individuals within 2100 km², but is assumed to be decreasing. Little specific information available... read more
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