Edolisoma coerulescens ssp. deschauenseei (duPont)

Marinduque Blackish Cicadabird (Edolisoma coerulescens ssp. deschauenseei)

The Marinduque Blackish Cicadabird is one of several enigmatic Philippine birds about which almost nothing is known.

The form was described in 1972 from specimens (how many?) that were collected one year earlier. It was never recorded since.

The bird reached a size of about 25,5 cm, it was entirely black with a purplish gloss


The Marinduque Blackish Cicadabird fell victim to the extreme deforestation that took place (and still takes place today) on the Philippine Islands.


syn. Coracina coerulescens ssp. deschauenseei duPont


edited: 18.06.2019