French: Shama de Cebu German: Cebuschama Spanish: Shama de Cebú
no locality = Cebu Island, Philippines.
Sister-species to K. nigra#R. Monotypic.
Cebu, in SC Philippines.
20 cm. Male is glossy blue-black, with long graduated tail, black bill and legs. Female is similar but blackish-grey. Juvenile undescribed; immature greyer than adult, with... read more
Song a long series of rich, varied whistled phrases, rising and falling, with quick changes of... read more
Primary forest (almost none remaining) and dense undergrowth of secondary habitats, including scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Small black beetles found in one stomach. Forages on ground and in low vegetation. No other published information, but flycatching reported... read more
Feb–Sept. Nest a cup often placed in broken end of large bamboo stalk. Eggs 2–3. No other information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Cebu EBA. Population placed in range 1000–2500 mature individuals, but these figures may be too high; considered in... read more
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