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Apo Sunbird

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Alternative name: Mount Apo Sunbird

Male Photo by Rob Hutchinson Mount Kitanglad, Mindanao, Philippines, April 2008
Male
Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Mount Kitanglad, Mindanao, Philippines, April 2008
Aethopyga boltoni

Includes: Tboli Sunbird

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[edit] Identification

12 cm

  • Dark grey head
  • Olive-green upperparts

[edit] Distribution

Mindanao in the Philippines.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. b. boltoni:
  • Southern Philippines (montane forests of eastern Mindanao)
  • A. b. malindangensis:
  • Southern Philippines (montane forests of Mount Malindang on western Mindanao)
  • A. b. tibolii:
  • Southern Philippines (mountains of southern Mindanao) - sometimes split as full species, Tboli Sunbird.

[edit] Habitat

Forests above about 1000 m.

[edit] Status

Near Threatened in the 2007 IUCN Red List due to its limited range. The habitat is, however, apparently secure (BirdLife International, 2007).

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

At the time of editing (2014) there was no information available on their diet. They forage singly, in pairs and in mixed species groups.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International (2007). Species factsheet: Aethopyga boltoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11 February 2008.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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