Philippine leafbird

Chloropsis flavipennis

TAXONOMY

Phyllornis flavipennis Tweeddale, 1878, Cebu. OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: Yellow-quilled leafbird; French: Verdin a ailes jaunes; German: Philippinenblattvogel; Spanish: Verdín Amarillento.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

7.5 in (19 cm). Unique among genus in both sexes lacking clearly defined head pattern. Green plumage with lighter, yellowish throat and yellow eye ring.

DISTRIBUTION

Philippine Islands of Mindanao, Cebu, and Leyte. Possibly extinct on Cebu.

HABITAT

Canopy of forest and forest edge, from sea level to 4,900 ft (1,500 m).

BEHAVIOR

Unlike some other leafbirds, very inconspicuous. Individuals or pairs, restricted to forest canopies.

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