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Bagobo Babbler - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Bagobo Robin

Leonardina woodi

Trichastoma woodi


20cm. A medium-sized babbler:

  • Dark chestnut brown crown and upperparts
  • Slight rufescent wash on upperwing and tail
  • Grey lores, cheek and ear-coverts
  • Dark moustachial line passing under ear-coverts to neck side
  • Underparts grey expect white chin
  • Rather long legs and long graduated tail


Endemic to Mindanao in the southern Philippines.
Thought to be very rare but probably fairly common in its range but very elusive.


Also placed in genus Trichastoma.


Primary broadleaf evergreen forest and montane evergreen forest. Found at 500 - 2030m.


Feeds on invertebrates.
Stays close to the ground. Very shy and elusive.
Birds in breeding conditions found in February, April and May. No information about nest or clutch size.
Resident species.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422

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