French: Bouvreuil des Philippines German: Weißwangengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo filipino
mountains of Lepanto, northern Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. leucogenis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 – Cordillera Mts and Zambales Mts, in N Luzon (N Philippines).
P. l. steerei
Mearns, 1909 – Mt Malindang, Mt Kitanglad, Mt Hilong-Hilong, Mt Apo and Mt Mayo, in Mindanao (S Philippines).
15–16·5 cm; one male 19 g. Medium-sized, blunt-billed dark bullfinch with pale cheek and slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has forehead, lores, chin and... read more
Fairly vocal and conspicuous. Calls include ringing "pee yuu", also longer and louder,... read more
Montane moist oak (Quercus) and mossy forests and forest edges on hillsides and valleys;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known; recorded as eating small berries in fruiting trees, young fruits of Viburnum glaberrimum, also tiny flowers and... read more
Birds in breeding condition Mar–Apr. No other information.
Partial altitudinal migrant; in non-breeding season moves to lower levels.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Luzon EBA and Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Scarce, uncommon or locally common.
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