Gallicolumba luzonica ssp. rubiventris Gonzales

Catanduanes Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica ssp. rubiventris)

This subspecies of the Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica (Scopoli)) (see photo) was described in 1979, it is endemic to the island of Catanduanes in the northeastern Philippines.

The Catanduanes Bleeding-heart was apparently seen only once in 1971, when the only existing type specimen was collected, it has not been found since, except for an unconfirmed sigting in 2008, and may now be extinct.


Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica); nominate form

Photo: Kao-Tai

(public domain)


edited: 28.05.2019