French: Padda de Timor German: Timoramadine Spanish: Capuchino arrocero de Timor
Timor, Semau and Roti, in Lesser Sundas.
12 cm; 19·2-22·2 g. Has forehead and crown black, lower face white, upperparts chocolate-brown, remiges and tail blacker, rump sometimes tinged ashy; chin and throat are... read more
Call "tchik" and "tchuk!"; male in nest gives "wheeee". Song a series of gurgling, rattling notes,... read more
Degraded monsoon forest, grassy area with scattered bushes and trees, edges of cultivation, ... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, weeds and thistles. Feeds mostly on the ground, picking up fallen seeds; also takes seeds from seedheads while climbing... read more
Recorded in Jun and Oct. In courtship display, male twists head and tail towards female, and bobs up and down, sometimes jumping clear of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA. Locally moderately common; generally sparsely and... read more
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