domingo, 16 de agosto de 2015

Palawan Flowerpecker (Prionochilus plateni) Picaflores de Palawan-Philippines

Palawan Flowerpecker (Prionochilus plateni)
Picaflores de Palawan-Philippines

French: Dicée de Palawan German: Palawanmistelfresser Spanish:Picaflores de Palawan
Other common names:Platen’s Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Palawan Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker
Prionochilus Plateni

Forms a superspecies with P. percussus and P. xanthopygius, although some range overlap between these two species in Borneo; present species (in both sexes) is intermediate between these two in plumage characters. Described formjohannae considered indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
·  P. p. culionensis (Rand, 1948) – Calamian Group (Calauit, Busuanga, Culion), in W Philippines.
·  P. p. plateni A. W. H. Blasius, 1888 – Palawan and Balabac, in W Philippines.
9 cm; 8–9 g. Male nominate race is dark greyish-blue above, except for orange-red centre of crown and yellow rump; chin and malar stripe white, separated by greyish-... read more
Repeated high-pitched metallic “seep-seep”.  
Forest, secondary growth, scrub and gardens, particularly around fruiting and flowering trees... read more
No information on diet, but probably includes fruit, nectar and pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Occurs in all storeys of forest.... read more
Fledged young observed in Mar, and birds with active gonads in Apr, May and Aug. No other information.  
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Palawan EBA. Common in much of its range. Occurs in St Paul Subterranean River National Park.  

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