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Bird Watching in Catanduanes

Many of the threatened and restricted-range birds of the Luzon Endemic Bird Area have been recorded on Catanduanes. Extensive lowland forests are reported to remain there, so it could support important populations of many of these birds. This is one of the few islands near Luzon where there has been a relatively recent record of Philippine Cockatoo, and Cream-bellied Fruit-dove appears to be particularly numerous there. Two of the restricted-range species are represented on Catanduanes by endemic subspecies, Luzon Bleeding-heart G. l. rubiventris and Grey-backed Tailorbird O. d. nilesi.

Philippine Cockatoo

Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia 2008 IUCN Red List Category: Critically Endangered

Cream Bellied Fruit Dove

Cream-bellied Fruit-dove 2008 IUCN Red List Category: Near Threatened

Luzon Bleeding-heart

Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica)2008 IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened

Grey-backed Tailorbird

Grey-backed Tailorbird (Orthotomus derbianus) 2008 Red List Category Least Concern

Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher

Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher (Ceyx Melanurus) 2008 IUCN Red List Category: Vulnerable

Philippine Eagle Owl

Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo Philippensis) 2008 IUCN Red List Category: Vulnerable

Philippine Duck

Philippine Duck ( Anas luzonica) 2008 IUCN Red List Category: Vulnerable

Citation BirdLife International 2008 BirdLife's online World Bird Database: the site for bird conservation. Version 2.1. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Available: http://www.birdlife.org (accessed 17/3/2009)

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