THE MINDORO SCARLET-COLLARED FLOWERPECKER DICAEUM-RETROCINCTUM - AN ALLEGED SINGLE ISLAND ENDEMIC

Citation
E. Curio et al., THE MINDORO SCARLET-COLLARED FLOWERPECKER DICAEUM-RETROCINCTUM - AN ALLEGED SINGLE ISLAND ENDEMIC, Journal fur Ornithologie, 137(3), 1996, pp. 361-365
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ornithology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0021-8375
Volume
137
Issue
3
Year of publication
1996
Pages
361 - 365
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-8375(1996)137:3<361:TMSFD->2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
The Scarlet-collared Flowerpecker Dicaeum retrocinctum of the Philippi ne island of Mindoro has been sighted nine times on neighbouring Panay (1992) and twice on Negros (1993, 1994). The possibility that these n ew records and others in the recent past reflect changes in the Philip pine biota due to the rampant destruction of forests deserves close at tention. Based on an inspection of museum skins of D. retrocinctum (12 males, 14 females) there is discontinuous variation of the red neck c ollar consisting of three distinct variants which may be due to age di fferences.