French: Capucin domino German: Spitzschwanz-Bronzemännchen Spanish: Capuchino culiblanco
Bourbon Island [=Reunion]; error = Sri Lanka
Subspecies and Distribution
L. s. striata
(Linnaeus, 1766) – W & NE peninsular India, and Sri Lanka.
L. s. acuticauda
(Hodgson, 1836) – N India (E from Uttarakhand) and S Nepal E in Himalayan foothills to Bangladesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Myanmar (except S), NW Thailand, N Laos and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
L. s. fumigata
(Walden, 1873) – Andaman Is.
L. s. semistriata
(A. O. Hume, 1874) – Nicobar Is.
L. s. subsquamicollis
(E. C. S. Baker, 1925) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), Thailand (except NW), C & S Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia S to Singapore, Sumatra and Bangka I.
L. s. swinhoei
(Cabanis, 1882) – S & SE China (E from Yunnan to Shanghai), NE Vietnam (E Tonkin), Hainan and Taiwan; also Ryukyu Is, where perhaps natural colonists#R.
11–12 cm; 9·5-13 g. Nominate race has forehead, face and throat to upper breast blackish-brown, crown to back dark brown with fine pale shaft streaks, rump white,... read more
Loud call or distance call of male a single "peep!", female gives double or churring... read more
Dry open grassland to shrubby open country, forest edge, weedy clearings, thickets, plantations,... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds, mainly rice, also of other grasses (including Eragrostis), bamboo and sedge (Cyperaceae); also seeds from casuarina... read more
Season prolonged, nearly all year in India (mainly Feb–Sept) and Thailand, and all year (mainly Jan–Aug) in Malay Peninsula;... read more
Resident. Apparently highly mobile, as marked individuals in Malay Peninsula had low recapture rate... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common; uncommon in some parts of range. Locally common in Indian Subcontinent and in China; common throughout SE Asia, local in... read more
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