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Philippine sharp-tailed sunbird is one of the types of pointed-tailed sunbirds

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Philippine sharp-tailed sunbird

The Philippine sharp-tailed sunbird is one of the types of pointed-tailed sunbirds. Described by Mearns in 1905. In the English-language literature, the bird is called "Apo's nectary" after the name of the mountain, on the slopes of which it was first discovered by Europeans.

1. Areal

The species range is limited to the island of Mindanao in the south of the country. Inhabits humid tropical mountain forests up to an altitude of 1300 - 1500 m. The area of ​​the area is about 7.5 thousand km ².

2. Subspecies

The Philippine sharp-tailed sunbird was described by Mearns in 1905, later three subspecies were distinguished.

  • A. b. malindangensis Rand & Rabor, 1957 - Malindang in western Mindanao.
  • A. b. tibolii Kennedy et al., 1997 - mainly on the Busa and Matutum mountains.
  • A. b. boltoni Mearns, 1905 - the slopes of the Kitanglad, Apo and Pasian mountains.

3. Conservation status

Despite the small area of ​​the habitat, the species is not endangered due to the inaccessibility of places and low human activity. Conservation status - NT.

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