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avifauna of Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines
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Field Museum of Natural History
June 14, 2008
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43 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Abstract: Intensive inventory work on the Mt. Kitanglad massif of
north-central Mindanao, Bukidnon Province, Republic of the Philippines,
revealed a diverse avifauna. In all, 198 bird species were detected, of which
about 172 were likely breeding in the area, placing the mountain among the
most diverse sites that have been surveyed in the country. Three migratory
species (Luscinia calliope, Turdus chrysolaus, and Motacilla alba) were
detected on the island for the first time by contributors to this summary, and
known ranges of several species were extended. The massif holds populations of
at least 17 of the 18 species narrowly endemic to Mindanao -- more than any
other site yet studied -- as well as almost half the species endemic to the
entire Philippine archipelago. Endemic species are concentrated at higher
elevations, whereas migrants and widespread species are more frequent in the
lowlands. The Kitanglad massif, however, has been modified severely below
about 1200 m, with removal of almost all lowland forest habitats. Records and
data accumulated by historical collectors, recent collectors, and recent
observers are compared and contrasted to reflect on the biases, strengths, and
omissions in each. The importance of the Kitanglad region to effective
conservation of biodiversity in the southern Philippines is particularly
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A. Townsend Peterson, ... [et al].
"Accepted Feb. 5, 2008"
Includes bibliographical references.
Fieldiana. new ser., no. 114
Publication (Field Museum of Natural History) ; 1548