French: Souimanga de Bolton German: Mindanaonektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Bolton
Mount Apo, 6250 feet [c. 1900 m], Mindanao, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. malindangensis
Rand & Rabor, 1957 – Mt Malindang, in W Mindanao (S Philippines).
A. b. boltoni
Mearns, 1905 – Apo Sunbird – Mt Kitanglad, Mt McKinley and Mt Apo, in C Mindanao.
A. b. tibolii
Kennedy et al., 1997 – Tiboli Sunbird – Mt Busa and Mt Matutum, and presumably Mt Parker and L Sebu, in S Mindanao.
Male 12 cm, 4·9–9·2 g; female 10·8 cm, 6–8·5 g. Male nominate race has head dark grey, becoming olive-green on back and upperwing, forehead with metallic greyish-... read more
Song rapidly produced, rising, squeaky, high-pitched trill of c. 15 notes, or rapid even-pitched... read more
Forest, generally above 1500 m, sometimes down to 1100 m.
Food and feeding
Forages singly and in pairs; joins mixed-species flocks. No other information available.
Nesting recorded in Jan–May and Jul, and birds with enlarged gonads in Mar–Apr. Nest a pendulous bag, 8 × 16 cm, with side... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Common within its range. Although its... read more
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