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Brachypteryx poliogyna




Philippine Shortwing, Bornean Shortwing, Sumatran Shortwing, Javan Shortwing and Flores Shortwing were formerly lumped together under the name of White-browed Shortwing.


Clements recognizes seven subspecies[1].

  • B. m. poliogyna: Mountains of northern Luzon (northern Philippines)
  • B. m. andersoni: Mountains of southern Luzon (northern Philippines)
  • B. m. mindorensis: Highlands of Mindoro (Philippines)
  • B. m. brunneiceps: Mountains of Negros (Philippines)
  • B. m. mindanensis: Southern Philippines (Mount Apo and Mount Matutum on Mindanao)
  • B. m. malindangensis: Southern Philippines (Mount Malindang region of north-western Mindanao)
  • B. m. sillimani: Mountains of southern Palawan (southern Philippines)





  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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