Cinnamon ibon

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Cinnamon ibon
Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus Goodchild.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Subfamily: Hypocryptadiinae
Hachisuka, 1930
Genus: Hypocryptadius
Hartert, 1903
H. cinnamomeus
Binomial name
Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus
Hartert, 1903

The cinnamon ibon (Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus) is a species of bird endemic to the mountains of Mindanao in the Philippines.[1] Monotypic within the genus Hypocryptadius, it is classified as a sparrow after being tentatively placed in the white-eye family Zosteropidae.[2] Its natural habitat is tropical moist montane forests and mossy forests above 1,000 metres (3,300 ft).[1] It has a skull and bill similar to that of the sparrows, and following a study of its mitochondrial and nuclear DNA as well as skeletal evidence, Jon Fjeldså and colleagues placed the species as the most basal member of that family and a distinct subfamily.[2]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Fjeldså, J.; Irestedt, M.; Ericson, P. G. P.; Zuccon, D. (2010). "The Cinnamon Ibon Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus is a forest canopy sparrow" (PDF). Ibis. 152 (4): 747–760. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01053.x.

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