French: Zostérops à calotte dorée German: Goldkappen-Brillenvogel Spanish: Timalí coronidorado
Cape Engaño, north-eastern Luzon, Philippines
Luzon (N Sierra Madre Mts; one record Ilocos Norte), in N Philippines.
13–14 cm. Distinctive small, slightly crested babbler, grey-olive above and pale yellow-buff below, with strong yellow crown and throat and contrasting black bill.... read more
Noisy, fast series of 3–5 notes, “pilit-pilit-pilit”, followed by 5–7 slower pulsing... read more
Primary forest, selectively logged and degraded forest and forest edge, bamboo, and adjacent tall-... read more
Food and feeding
Presumably invertebrates. Found singly, in pairs or in small parties of up to four individuals, often in association with other species.... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Apr, nest found in May, and nestlings and fledglings in May and Jul. One nest a cup of woven mosses, hair-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Luzon EBA. Locally fairly common to common, e.g. common at Dimapnat, and... read more
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