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Mindanao Bleeding-Heart

Mindanao Bleeding-Heart

Asterio Tecson

Common Name: Mindanao Bleeding-Heart
Scientific Name: Gallicolumba crinigera
Range: Endemic to the southern Philippines.

Another of the bleeding-heart doves, the Mindanao bleeding-heart has more jewel tone colors in its plumage than other species. The namesake breast spot is also more clearly defined, and in bright sunlight, its green neck glitters like an emerald. These birds are vulnerable to habitat loss through deforestation and illegal logging, however, and other threats include hunting for food and illegal poaching for the pet trade.

Photo © Asterio Tecson

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