French: Diamant de Mindanao German: Buntkopf-Papageiamadine Spanish: Diamante de Mindanao
Other common names:
Mount Katanglad Parrotfinch
Ripley and Rabor
Mount Katanglad, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines
Mountains of Mindanao, in S Philippines.
10–10·5 cm; 9·8–12·7 g. Male has forehead and face blue, large red crescent on rearmost ear-coverts and side of neck; rest of head to back and upperwing green,... read more
Calls a sharp, repeated "tik", a short sharp "prrrt", and a "tik-tik-tik-... read more
Montane forest and forest edge, secondary growth, shrubs, Lantana thickets, palms, dense... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses (Poa pratensis, Phleum pratense, Panicum liliaceum, Setaria italica, canary grass),... read more
Few data. Birds with active gonads in Jan–Apr. No field observations available, all following details based on observations in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Moderately common, but very local;... read more
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