French: Zostérops de Steere German: Schwarzkappen-Brillenvogel Spanish: Timalí coroninegro
Samar and Leyte, Philippines.
See S. capitalis (below). Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. n. affinis
(McGregor, 1907) – S & SE Luzon, in N Philippines.
S. n. nigrocapitatus
(Steere, 1890) – Samar and Leyte, in EC Philippines.
S. n. boholensis
(Rand & Rabor, 1957) – Bohol, in SC Philippines.
13–14 cm; 13–16 g. Small dullish babbler, grey-brown above and whitish below, with slightly crested blackish crown, rusty malar and yellowish throat. Nominate... read more
Song appears to be a short series of “whit” notes running into a level or descending series of “du... read more
Inhabits undergrowth in primary evergreen forest, thick forest, and forest edge, at 100–1140... read more
Food and feeding
No documented records of food; presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Found singly, in pairs or in small parties, often... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Apr and May, nest-building in Apr, and nestlings in May and Jul. Nest, built by both sexes, a deep cup or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare on Bataan Peninsula, on Luzon. Fairly common in Rajah Sikatuna National Park, on Bohol.
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