IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Lonchura stygia is known from a small area of the Trans-Fly region of New Guinea, from Mandum (Papua, formerly Irian Jaya, Indonesia) to Lake Daviumbu (Papua New Guinea). It is reportedly locally common in flocks of up to 20 birds; however, it is less common than the largely sympatric Grey-crowned Munia L. nevermanni, and only one was seen in four months of fieldwork in its Papuan range (K. D. Bishop in litt. 1987).


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