French: Diamant de Luçon German: Manilapapageiamadine Spanish: Diamante de Luzón
Hachisuka and Delacour, 1937,
vicinity of Manila, Luzon, Philippines.
Philippines: Luzon, Panay, Negros and Cebu.
12·5 cm; 12·6 g. Male plumage is almost entirely green, paler below; rump, uppertail-coverts and elongated pointed central tail feathers red, rest of tail dark brownish-grey... read more
Calls "tseet tseet" or "tisit tsit"; song a soft "deedeedeedee...", a chattering "day day day...",... read more
Montane forest and forest edge, bamboo, grassland and shrubs near forest; generally above 1000 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of bamboo, canary grass, rice, and casuarinas (Casuarina), also bamboo flowers. Food items taken from low bushes, on stems... read more
Season appears to be Mar–Apr. Male displays with reed or grass stem held in bill, bobs up and down, raises tail and head and waves... read more
Resident and nomadic; occasionally irruptive, suddenly appearing in an area when food resources... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Luzon EBA and Negros and Panay EBA. Rare to locally scarce; decreasing. Confined to Philippines, where recorded on Luzon (... read more
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