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Visayan Pygmy Babbler
12 03 029 sterrhoptilus pygmaeus
Information
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Dasycrotapha
Species Dasycrotapha pygmaea
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Visayan pygmy babbler (Dasycrotapha pygmaea), 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.

It was formerly included with the Mindanao pygmy babbler (D. plateni) under the common name of "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.

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