French: Eurylaime de Steere German: Mindanaobreitrachen Spanish: Eurilaimo de Mindanao
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. steerii
(Sharpe, 1876) – SW Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula), Malamaui and Basilan, in S Philippines.
S. s. mayri
(Salomonsen, 1953) – Dinagat, Poneas, Siargao and Mindanao (except SW).
16·5–17·5 cm; 33·7–44·4 g (mayri). Distinctive eurylaimid with prominent blue eye wattles. Male has maroon-purple forehead... read more
Poorly known; one call said to be a plaintive whistle.
Rainforest; dipterocarp and mixed dipterocarp forest, including remnant patches, hillside secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous, but no details of prey species. Forages at middle and lower levels, singly, in pairs, or in small flocks of up to 6 birds.... read more
Few records; females with egg in oviduct in Apr–May, and immatures in Apr, Aug, Dec and Jan; main season probably Apr–Jun. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Uncommon to rare on Mindanao, Basilan and Malamaui; recently considered fairly common... read more
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