French: Brève de Steere German: Azurbrustpitta Spanish: Pita de Mindanao
Other common names:
Dumalon, Mindanao, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. coelestis
Parkes, 1971 – C Philippines (Samar, Leyte, Bohol).
P. s. steerii
(Sharpe, 1876) – S Philippines (Mindanao).
19 cm; male 86–100 g, female 69–113 g. Adult has black head, dark green upperparts, green-blue uppertail-coverts, black tail; wings black, secondaries broadly... read more
Five or more loud, explosive short “whirp”, “kwo” or “kva”... read more
Forest with thick undergrowth, preferring limestone areas; also degraded forest on Mindanao. To... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and worms recorded. Forages on ground, fallen logs and boulders; flicks over dead leaves with bill.
Almost unknown. Male with enlarged gonads in May and fully fledged juveniles in Jun on Samar, juvenile in Jul on Bohol, and immatures in... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Rare; recorded from only three localities since 1980. Rare and local on Mindanao, where... read more
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