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SPECIES INFO

The Timor Sparrow, Padda fuscata also known as Timor Dusky Sparrow is a small, approximately 14cm long, plump dark brown songbird with a large silvery-blue bill, white cheek, pink feet and creamy-white belly. Both sexes are similar.

Its appearance resembles the closely related Java Sparrow but is smaller than the latter and has different colored plumage. The Timor Sparrow inhabits to grasslands and lowlands of West Timor, Semau and Rote Island of Indonesia, and Timor-Leste. The diet consists mainly of rice and seeds.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and illegal trapping for cage-bird trade, the Timor Sparrow is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.





                                     



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