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Negros Bleeding-heart
Negros bleeding heart 105
Information
Range Philippines where it is found on the islands of Negros and Panay.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Gallicolumba
Species Gallicolumba keayi
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Negros bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba keayi), is a species of dove endemic to the Philippines where it is found on the islands of Negros and Panay. This species has an extremely small, severely fragmented population. Continuing rates of forest loss on the two islands where it occurs suggest that it will continue to decline, thereby qualifying it as critically endangered.

Description

25 cm (10-in) total length. Ground-feeder but roosts and nests on bushes or vines; seen in pairs in a flock. Birds with enlarged gonads recorded in April and May and a recent fledgling obtained on May 3. Nest and eggs are undescribed.

Habitat

Primary and secondary forest. It is threatsended by hunting and habitat loss

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