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Tawitawi Brown Dove
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Information
Common Name Dark-eared Brown Dove
Range Sulu Archipelago (islands of Tawi-Tawi and Sanga-Sanga) in the Philippines.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Phapitreron
Species Phapitreron brunneiceps
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Tawitawi brown dove (Phapitreron cinereiceps), is a species of dove in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to forests in the Sulu Archipelago (islands of Tawi-Tawi and Sanga-Sanga) in the Philippines. Until recently it was considered conspecific with the Mindanao brown dove and collectively called the dark-eared brown dove. Although threatened by habitat loss, the rate of loss significantly reduced from 2004–2007, and it was thus downlisted from Critically Endangered to Endangered status in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

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