French: Podarge des Philippines German: Philippinenfroschmaul Spanish: Podargo filipino
Pasananca, near Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
B. s. microrhynchus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 – N Philippine Is (Luzon and Catanduanes).
B. s. menagei
Bourns & Worcester, 1894 – W Philippines (Panay and Negros).
B. s. septimus
Tweeddale, 1877 – EC & S Philippines (Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Mindanao and Basilan).
c. 25 cm; 75–96·5 g (septimus). Nominate form occurs in two colour morphs, connected by intermediates. Adult male has whitish collar across mantle... read more
Territorial song of female is a single falling note; call of male a faint trill.
Forest and near forest edge, from the lowlands to c. 2500 m.
Food and feeding
No information available.
Season Apr–Jun/Jul. Nest described as a small cup of vegetation, placed on tree branch; three reports all refer to nests with single... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Described as an uncommon species, so some populations are likely to be at risk in view of the extensive deforestation taking place throughout most of... read more
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