French: Pie-grièche des Philippines German: Philippinenwürger Spanish: Alcaudón filipino
Other common names:
mountains of north Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
L. v. validirostris
Ogilvie-Grant, 1894 – N Luzon (Cordillera and N Sierra Madre), in N Philippines.
L. v. tertius
Salomonsen, 1953 – N Mindoro (Mt Halcon and Mt Dulungan), in NC Philippines.
L. v. hachisuka
Ripley, 1949 – Mindanao (Mt Malindang, mountains of Misamis Oriental, Mt Kitanglad and Civolig, Mt Apo), in S Philippines.
20–22·5 cm; 34–44·9 g. A medium-sized to large shrike with longish tail and relatively strong and heavy bill. Nominate race has thin black band... read more
Song like that of a sylviid warbler, incorporating high-pitched whistles. Call a series of harsh,... read more
Clearings within and edges of tropical montane oak (Quercus) and pine (Pinus)... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, mostly insects; beetles (Coleoptera) probably important in diet, and thick bill possibly adapted for cracking extremely hard-... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in Feb, Mar, May and Jun, and pair feeding juveniles in mid-May. Probably monogamous and territorial. No further... read more
No information. Possibly resident, with some local altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Mindoro EBA, in Luzon EBA, and in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA.... read more
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