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Photo by James Eaton
Kisol, Flores, Indonesia,July 2005
Lonchura molucca


10–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Black head to breast
  • Brown nape, neck and upper wing-coverts
  • White rump
  • White underparts with fine brown barring


Southeast Asia: found in Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Bali, Timor, Moluccas


This is a monotypic species[1].


Forest, grass and bushland, savanna, rice paddies and gardens.



The diet consist of grass and herb seeds also insects. They feed both on the ground and clinging to grass stems.


They build a large domed grass nest. The clutch consists of 4-10 white eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)
  4. AvianWeb
  5. Wikipedia

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