|Mindanao Pygmy Babbler|
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.
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.