Friday, March 14, 2014

About Cikukua Membramo

Brass's Friarbird
Philemon Brassi Rand, 1940

Cikukua Membramo © Dale A. Zimmerman
description  (see also: obat burung)
Small (22 cm), known only from a lagoon in S. Idenburg, northwestern Papua. The size and shape similar to Cikukua dwarf, but his lower body is much more pale, delicate white marked head and beak somewhat shorter. Whitish chin contrast with the black face.

Not yet available voice notes taken in Indonesia.

Distribution and Race
Recorded only in the downstream S. Idenburg, northwestern Papua, at a height of 50 m.

Place of Life and Habit
Inhabit areas that were flooded reed clumps and trees of secondary vegetation in Laguna S. Idenburg. In place of discovery, these birds are common and conspicuous. Somewhat noisier when perched on grass banks of the river and gathered in small groups.  (see also: vitamin burung)

IUCN Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
International trade: -
Protection: Law. 5/1990, PP. 7/1999


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