French: Dicée à poitrine noire German: Schwarzgürtel-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores pechinegro
Panay, Guimaras (perhaps extinct) and Negros, in WC Philippines.
10 cm. Plumage above is black, glossed blue; chin and throat white, black band across upper breast, rest of breast and belly grey with broad scarlet stripe down middle;... read more
Call “seet-seet”, sometimes becoming a trill; also “chip”, and rapid... read more
Occurs in forest and at forest edge, also in open country, secondary growth, cultivation, coconut... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae); figs (Ficus); also fruits, flowers and possibly nectar and pollen from mistletoes (Loranthaceae).... read more
Nests found in Mar, Aug and Sept, and juveniles observed in Aug; males with enlarged testes in Dec–Mar and May. Nest 7–11 m... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Negros and Panay EBA. Has small, extremely fragmented range, severely affected by clearance of lowland forest and scrub,... read more
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