French: Zostérops de Whitehead German: Rostgesicht-Streifenbrillenvogel Spanish: Timalí de Whitehead
mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. w. whiteheadi
Ogilvie-Grant, 1894 – N & C Luzon, in N Philippines.
Z. w. sorsogonensis
(Rand & Rabor, 1967) – SE Luzon.
15 cm; 17–27 g. Olive-green babbler, yellowish below, with dull grey crown and dull chestnut face. Nominate race has forehead, lores, narrow supercilium (to just behind... read more
Call/song a loud, rapid, busy twittering of snappy sharp metallic notes, usually in long series and... read more
Montane mossy forest, broadleaf evergreen forest, pine forest, open forest, secondary growth, scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, fruit, small beetles (Coleoptera) and spiders (Araneae). Found singly, in pairs or in parties of up to 30 individuals, often in... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Apr–Jun. No other information.
Resident; records from Dalton Pass (migration bottleneck in C Luzon) suggest that some type of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Luzon EBA. Common in Sierra Madre above 800 m, and abundant in mossy... read more
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