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Alternative name: Mount Apo Sunbird

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

Includes: Tboli Sunbird


12 cm

  • Dark grey head
  • Olive-green upperparts


Mindanao in the Philippines.



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.


Forests above about 1000 m.


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



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


  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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