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Photo by Bobby6425
Nug-as, Alcoy, Cebu, Philippines, November 2008
Copsychus cebuensis

Identification

  • 20cm
  • All black

Male

  • Blue sheen to plumage
  • Tail is long and graduated
  • Black bill
  • Dark brown eyes

Female smaller than the male

  • Dark grey

Juveniles are greyer with browner wings.

Distribution

Cebu (south-central Philippines)

Taxonomy

Mono[1]

Habitat

Forest, dense thickets, bamboo groves, scrub, and plantations.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects, particularly beetles.

Breeding

It builds a cup-shaped nest, placed in the sawed or broken ends of bamboo stalks. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. ArKive

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