Cinnamon Ibon
Cinnamon IMG 2388 1
Range Mindanao in the Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Pachycephalidae
Genus Hypocryptadius
Species Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Cinnamon ibon (Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus), is a species of passerine endemic to the mountains of Mindanao in the Philippines. Monotypic within the genus Hypocryptadius, it is classified as a sparrow after being tentatively placed in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. Its natural habitat is tropical moist montane forestsand mossy forests above 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). It has a skull and bill similar to that of the sparrows, and following a study of its mitochondrial and nuclear DNA as well as skeletal evidence, Jon Fjeldså and colleagues placed the species as the most basalmember of that family and a distinct subfamily.

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