French: Capucin à croupion jaune German: Gelbbrustnonne Spanish: Capuchino culiamarillo
Other common names:
Victoria River, Northern Territory, north coast of Australia
Extreme NE Western Australia (E Kimberley) and NW Northern Territory (N & W Top End E, discontinuously, to E Alligator R and Elsey National Park).
12 cm; 10–13 g. Head and neck to throat are fawn-white (forming pale hood), crown and nape greyer, mantle to back and upperwing rufous-brown, rump rufous-brown with... read more
Contact call a bell-like "teet", also a soft "weeee"; contact calls said to... read more
Grasslands along coast and inland, reedbeds, rice fields, other areas with long grasses, edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Half-ripe and ripe seeds of several grasses; possibly algae. Often takes seeds from the heads while perched on stalk. Forages in small... read more
Breeds in Jan–Apr wet season. Sometimes in mixed colonies with L. castaneothorax. In courtship, male in erect posture,... read more
Nomadic or migratory. Local numbers fluctuate widely between years; moves inland with rains and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in North-west Australia EBA. Locally common. Estimated global population 20,000 adults. Apparently being replaced... read more
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