French: Souimanga de Hachisuka German: Grauhauben-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga de Hachisuka
Galog, 4000 feet [c. 1220 m], Mount Apo, Mindanao, Philippines.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. primigenia
(Hachisuka, 1941) – C Mindanao (Mt Kitanglad, Mt Apo, L Sebu, Mt Busa, Mt McKinley, Mt Lamut, Civolig, Daggayan), in S Philippines.
A. p. diuatae
Salomonsen, 1953 – Mt Hilong-Hilong, in NE Mindanao.
10·8 cm. Male nominate race has iridescent bronze-green forehead and similar-coloured patch on ear-coverts; top of head and neck dark grey, back olive-green, rump... read more
Repeated high-pitched "pink-pink-pink", level or ascending, and may become "see-see-... read more
Forest and forest edge; 1000–1700 m.
Food and feeding
Often seen around banana flowers; no other information.
Birds with active gonads in Nov–Feb. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Common within its small range.... read more
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