French: Diamant azuvert German: Forbespapageiamadine Spanish: Diamante tricolor
Timor, Atauro, Wetar, Romang, Damar, Babar and Tanimbar Is (Larat, Yamdena, Lutur), in C & E Lesser Sundas.
10 cm; 11 g. Male has head deep blue, fading on nape to bright green of back and wings, with rump, uppertail-coverts and tail red; sometimes shows strong light blue wash on... read more
Call a soft "ti-ti-ti-ti...ti-ti-ti"; also thin, high-pitched sibilant upslurs. Song a... read more
Forest edge and small clearings in monsoon forest, woodland and secondary growth, thickets, bamboo... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses and fruits. Feeds on ground and in low scrub, bamboo and trees. Forages singly, in pairs and in small groups, occasionally... read more
Little information, mostly based on captive birds. Male bundles nesting material in bill and, with trilling song, flies to female;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA and Timor and Wetar EBA. Locally fairly common on Timor and Wetar;... read more
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