Oriental Bird Images

'Mindanao' Shortwing Brachypteryx sp.   - Male
'Mindanao' Shortwing
Photographer : © Jon Hornbuckle
Location :Sitio Siete, Lake Sebu, Mindanao, the Philippines
Date : 25 February 1996
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Bird Family :Turdinae - Thrushes, Blackbirds & Shortwings
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :On Mindanao two very different songs are associated with what appears to be a single species, White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana. The "normal" song is given by birds at elevations above about 1,000m, while the different song is delivered by birds at lower elevations. There is a small amount of overlap where both songs can be heard. The individual shown here belongs to the lower elevation population which may represent a different species, but this is currently still being researched.
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