French: Gobemoustique canari German: Grünkopfschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas citrino
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. septentrionalis
Parkes, 1960 – N Luzon (Benguet and Lepanto), in N Philippines.
C. h. zimmeri
Parkes, 1960 – C & S Luzon.
C. h. panayensis
(Sharpe, 1877) – W & C Philippines (Palawan, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, Mindanao).
C. h. mayri
Deignan, 1947 – SW Sulu Archipelago (Tawitawi and Bongao).
C. h. helianthea
(Wallace, 1865) – Sulawesi, Banggai Is, Sula Archipelago and Selayar I.
11·5 cm; 7–9 g. Small olive-yellow flycatcher. Nominate race has olive-yellow head and upperparts to lower back, upperwing and tail; eyering and rump bright yellow... read more
Song a series of 4–5 loud, clear notes at varying pitch or with rising and falling buzzing... read more
Lowland to submontane and upper montane forests, forest edges, secondary growth and edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known but include small invertebrates, principally flies (Diptera). Usually in pairs in breeding season; otherwise... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Apr and May, and nestlings found in Jun and Jul. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common in Philippines. Widespread and variably uncommon to very common on Sulawesi. Discovered in Sula Is in 1988, and now found to be... read more
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