mountains of northern Luzon.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with D. ignipectus (along with D. cambodianum and D. beccarii), but differs in its flame-red throat (fuller than in D. i. formosum, covering more of throat and lower breast) (2); greyish-olive head sides and flanks, colour of latter remaining constant down flanks whereas head sides and upper flanks darker and lower flanks paler in D. ignipectus (2); slightly larger size (based on tiny sample in NHMUK; ns); song with slower pace (2), apparent lack of staccato rising note series (ns) and no alternating notes in high-pitched song (1)#R. Birds on Panay (Mt Madja-as) apparently belong to an as yet undescribed race. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Also present (race as yet undetermined) on Panay, in C Philippines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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