French: Zostérops de Platen German: Mindanaobrillenvogel Spanish: Timalí de Mindanao
A. W. H. Blasius
Mindanao, in S Philippines.
10 cm; 7.5–10 g. Tiny babbler, mid-brown above and greyish-whitish below, with striking white-streaked dark head, throat and breast. Forehead is almost black, crown and... read more
Calls include quiet “tchik”, “chik” or “chit” notes, sometimes repeated as series in quick... read more
Primary and secondary forest, forest edge and second growth, low fruiting trees in abandoned... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, some small fruits. Found in pairs or small parties, often in company with other species, including other babblers, in mixed flocks... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Mar–May. Nest materials include white fluffy (seed) matter. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. When treated as conspecific with D. pygmaea, considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species:... read more
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