French: Shama bridé German: Brauenschama Spanish: Shama de Luzón
Subspecies and Distribution
K. l. luzoniensis
(Kittlitz, 1832) – Luzon and Catanduanes, in N Philippines. Probably this race recently found on Alabat#R.
K. l. parvimaculata
McGregor, 1910 – Polillo I.
K. l. shemleyi
(duPont, 1976) – Marinduque.
17–18 cm; 22·8–25·3 g. Male nominate race is bluish black from head to back and wings and breast, with white supercilium from over lores to nape, white wing patch, white... read more
Song, given from low and concealed perch in dense forest understorey, a long, loud series of clear... read more
Primary forest and second growth, usually below 1000 m.
Food and feeding
No information concerning diet, but presumably includes small invertebrates and their larvae. Usually in pairs, foraging low down or on... read more
Apr–May. Nest a cup made of grass and dry leaves, placed low down in hollow stump or limb of tree or palm. Eggs two, pale green with heavy... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the Luzon EBA. Believed to be generally common.
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