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Mindanao Pygmy Babbler
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Information
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Dasycrotapha
Species Dasycrotapha plateni
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Mindanao pygmy babbler (Dasycrotapha plateni), is a species of white-eye endemic to the Philippines. It had been placed in the family Timaliidae, but it is a close relative of the white-eyes however, and many taxonomists now place it in the family Zosteropidae.

The Visayan pygmy babbler was formerly included here as a subspecies, but is usually recognized as a distinct species S. pygmaea today. Together, they were simply called "pygmy babbler".

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

The scientific name commemorates the German zoologist Carl Constantin Platen.

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