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VIII.— On some Birds from the Island of Negros, Philippines

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... The genus Gallicolumba contains seven species, five of which are endemic to the Philippines: Luzon Bleeding-heart G. luzonica, Mindoro Bleeding-heart G. platenae, Mindanao Bleedingheart G. criniger, Sulu Bleeding-heart G. menagei and Negros Bleeding-heart G. keayi (Gibbs et al. 2001). The Negros Bleeding-heart, the last of the Philippines's Gallicolumba species to be identified, was first described by Clarke (1900); endemic to the Negros-Panay biogeographical region (Mallari et al. 2001), it is found only on Negros and Panay (Kennedy et al. 2000), and was only discovered on the north-west Panay peninsula as recently as 1996 (Klop et al. 1998, BirdLife International 2001. The Negros Bleeding-heart is a medium-sized (30 cm) ground-dwelling pigeon with a blood-red chest-patch. ...
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