Negros bleeding-heart

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Negros bleeding-heart
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Gallicolumba
Species:
G. keayi
Binomial name
Gallicolumba keayi
(Clarke, 1900)

Negros bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba keayi) is a species of pigeon endemic to the Philippines where it is found on the islands of Negros and Panay. It is critically endangered; continuing rates of forest loss on the two islands where it occurs suggest that it will continue to decline. The species has an extremely small, severely fragmented population.

Description[edit]

25 cm (10-in) is its total length. Ground-feeder but roosts and nests on bushes or vines; seen in pairs in a flock. Birds with enlarged gonads recorded in April and May and a recent fledgling obtained on May 3. Nest and eggs are undescribed.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The Negros bleeding-heart lives primarily in primary and secondary forest. They are threatened by hunting and habitat loss[citation needed].

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Gallicolumba keayi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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