French: Rhabdornis à tête striée German: Streifenkopf-Kleiberstar Spanish: Rabdornis común
Other common names:
neighbourhood of Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
R. m. mystacalis
(Temminck, 1825) – N & WC Philippines (Luzon, Catanduanes, Masbate, Panay and Negros).
R. m. minor
Ogilvie-Grant, 1896 – EC & S Philippines (Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Bohol, Calicoan, Dinagat, Mindanao and Basilan.
15·1–17·5 cm; 22·4–31·5 g. Male nominate race has crown and nape dark brownish-black, feather centres white (forming bold white... read more
Calls during foraging and when perched a series of "zeet" notes. Also recorded is an... read more
From virgin forest to forest edge and clearings, from sea-level to 1000 m, rarely higher.
Food and feeding
Varied diet, including insects (e.g. caterpillars), and fruits and seeds. Forages in flocks of up to 20 or more individuals, moving rapidly... read more
On basis mainly of data on gonad condition of specimens, most breeding activity from Mar, or perhaps Feb, to Jun or early Jul; oviduct eggs... read more
Resident. Only local foraging movements documented.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout range. Presence on Biliran known only from sight record. Forests below 1000 m are rapidly disappearing throughout... read more
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