French: Capucin marron German: Weißkappennonne Spanish: Capuchino coroniblanco
“in India Orientali“= Java
Java and Bali; few recent records from S Sumatra#R. Introduced in Palau Is.
11–12 cm; 10 g. Forehead to nape and face are whitish, upperparts chestnut, edges of uppertail-coverts and central rectrices reddish to reddish-yellow; chin to breast... read more
Call a whistled "veet veet"; song a very quiet, almost inaudible series of clicks and... read more
Grasslands, wetlands with grasses, reeds and sedges (Cyperaceae), rice fields; occurs in marshy... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, seeding heads, especially rice. Climbs and hops up stems, and reaches forward to seedhead. Often forages in large flocks. read more
Season Dec–Jun in W Java. Courting male, with a stem held in bill, flies around and, when female near, he drops stem, perches near... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in native range. Introduced in Singapore, apparently unsuccessfully; introduced on Babeldaob (Babelthuap), largest of Palau Is, where... read more
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