French: Zostérops de Tweeddale German: Gelbkehl-Brillenvogel Spanish: Timalí mitrado
Mixornis (?) capitalis
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. capitalis
(Tweeddale, 1877) – Dinagat, in EC Philippines.
S. c. euroaustralis
(Parkes, 1988) – Mindanao (excluding Zamboanga Peninsula), in S Philippines.
S. c. isabelae
(Parkes, 1963) – W Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) and Basilan, in S Philippines.
14–15 cm; 14–19 g. Distinctive smallish babbler, with bold whitish streaks on head and upperside, rusty crown and throat, and whitish underside. Nominate race has... read more
Song unrecorded, but probably very like that of S. nigrocapitatus. Call usually soft and... read more
Middle and lower storeys (occasionally lower canopy) of primary and logged forest, and forest edge... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Found singly, in pairs or in small parties, often in... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Mar and Jun, and immatures in Feb, May and Aug. No further information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Generally uncommon.
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