French: Brève de Koch German: Bartpitta Spanish: Pita de Luzón
Luzon, Philippine Islands
Mountains of Luzon (Cordillera Central, Sierra Madre, Bicol region), in N Philippines.
22–23 cm; one female (fat) 116 g. Male has top of head dark brown, becoming rust-orange on hindcrown and nape; broad pale ash-brown malar stripe (whisker) extending to... read more
Monotonous series 2–3 seconds long of 2–9 (usually 5) deep, mournful notes, “... read more
Montane and submontane forest, preferably dominated by oak (Quercus) and with closed... read more
Food and feeding
Only recorded food small beetles. Forages on ground; flicks aside dead leaves with the bill, digs into soil, sometimes watching or... read more
Virtually unknown. Calls heard only end Feb–Jun (mostly Apr and Jun), food-carrying adult seen in Apr, and juveniles in Feb, Apr and... read more
Some possible movement, but not fully understood; migration or post-breeding dispersal suggested by... read more
Status and conservation
NEAR THREATENED. CITES I. Restricted-range species: endemic to Luzon in the Philippines, and present in Luzon EBA. Strongholds are in mountains of Cordillera Central and... read more
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