Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Timor Sparrow (Lonchura fuscata) - HBW 15, p. 365

French: Padda de Timor German: Timorreisfink Spanish: Capuchino Arrocero de Timor
Other common names: Timor Dusky Sparrow, Timor Munia/Finch, Kupang Sparrow/Munia, Brown Ricebird/Padda

Taxonomy: Loxia fuscata Vieillot, 1807, Timor.
This species and L. oryzivora often placed in separate genus Padda, and may form a superspecies. In recent study of mitochondrial phylogeny, these two species and L. tristissima were found to comprise two clades that are basal to the other members of the genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Timor, Semau and Roti, in Lesser Sundas.

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