French: Capucin à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Bronzemännchen Spanish: Capuchino ventriblanco
Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. leucogastra
(Blyth, 1846) – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and W Java.
L. l. everetti
(Tweeddale, 1877) – N Philippines (Calayan, Camiguin Norte, Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro and Catanduanes).
L. l. manueli
Parkes, 1958 – C & S Philippines.
L. l. palawana
Ripley & Rabor, 1962 – W Philippines (Calamian Group, Palawan, Basilan, Jolo and Tawitawi) and N & E Borneo (Sabah, Brunei, NE Sarawak and NW part of E Kalimantan).
L. l. smythiesi
Parkes, 1958 – W Borneo (W Sarawak and W Kalimantan).
L. l. castanonota
Mayr, 1938 – S Borneo.
11 cm; 10·6-12·3 g. Nominate race has head to back and rump dark brown, back and rump with pale shaft streaks on, uppertail-coverts brownish-black, tail quills dark brown... read more
Call of male "twyrt", of female "tee tee tee"; alarm a strong "tik!" or "tchek!". Song "di-di-... read more
Lowland forest, forest edge, peatswamp-forest, fern tangles, scrub of disturbed forest, rice fields... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds, including those of rice, Brachiaria distachys and Digitaria marginata, also sedges (Cyperaceae) and seeds of... read more
Season Mar–Jun in SE Asia, Dec to late May and early Jun in Malay Peninsula; in Philippines, Mar–May on Luzon and Mindanao and... read more
Resident; some seasonal altitudinal movements in Borneo.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in Malay Peninsula; fairly common to rare in Philippines; rare and local in Borneo; uncommon to rare in Sumatra; one record from W... read more
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