Negros bleeding-heart

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Negros bleeding-heart
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Gallicolumba
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.


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].


  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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