French: Irène à ventre bleu German: Kobaltfeenvogel Spanish: Irena dorsinegra
Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
I. c. cyanogastra
Vigors, 1831 – Luzon, Polillo and Catanduanes.
I. c. ellae
Steere, 1890 – Samar, Leyte and Bohol.
I. c. hoogstraali
Rand, 1948 – Dinagat, Siargao and Mindanao.
I. c. melanochlamys#R
Sharpe, 1877 – Basilan.
23·3–27·5 cm; male 71–96·1 g and female 75·9–89·7 g (ellae), two males 72 g and 76 g and four females 69·... read more
During presumed breeding season very noisy, and a mimic; apparent song “whip whip whip-aaww... read more
Tall, mainly closed-canopy lowland broadleaf evergreen forest, and equivalent lower montane forest... read more
Food and feeding
Confirmed items include only fruit, especially figs (Ficus), but diet unlikely to differ much from that of I. puella.... read more
Adults with active gonads in Mar, Apr and May, and a fledgling (of race ellae) in early Aug. Nest said to be cup-shaped. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Reported as common. Has declined; ranges of all races have contracted and become fragmented owing to extensive habitat loss from deforestation.... read more
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