French: Souimanga à gorge grise German: Graukehl-Nektarvogel Spanish: Suimanga gorjigrís
Other common names:
Surigao, north-east Mindanao, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
A. g. birgitae
Salomonsen, 1953 – N & C Luzon (including Palaui, off N coast), Mindoro and Catanduanes, possibly also Polillo Is, in N Philippines.
A. g. griseigularis
(Tweeddale, 1878) – Samar, Leyte, Dinagat, Sakuijok, Siargao, Bucas Grande and NE Mindanao (Mt Hilong-Hilong S to Mt Mayo), possibly also Bohol, in SE Philippines.
12–13 cm. Male nominate race has forehead to back metallic green, rump and uppertail-coverts metallic purplish-blue; shows much maroon to brick-red on median upperwing-... read more
No specific information.
Various types of forest, including mangroves, plantations, scrub, swamp, cultivation, coconut... read more
Food and feeding
Presumably eats invertebrates, fruits and nectar. Information uncertain and requires revision; previously treated as conspecific with A... read more
No specific information; previously treated as conspecific with A. malacensis, and the two not differentiated with regard to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. On Luzon, present in provinces of Abra, Bataan, Benguet, Laguna and Isabela. Fieldwork required in order to establish whether this species... read more
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