Cebu Flowerpecker

The Cebu Flowerpecker is a critically endangered breeding bird. It was feared to have become extinct early in the 20th century after the clearance of most of the island's forests, but was rediscovered in 1992 in a small patch of limestone forest in the Central Cebu Protected Landscape and has since been found at three other sites, namely, the Nug-as forest of Alcoy, Mount Lantoy of Argao and the forests of Dalaguete. Other possible sites for this species are in Malabuyoc. The current population is estimated to be between 85 and 105.

The Cebu Flowerpecker is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Cebu Flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor) is a small passerine bird. It is endemic to Cebu Island in the Philippines. The Cebu Flowerpecker is a critically endangered breeding bird. More

Cebu flowerpecker habitat Cebu flowerpecker habitatPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: four-coloured flowerpecker, orange-backed flowerpecker Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Dicaeidae Genus Dicaeum (1) Size More

Cebu Flowerpecker was rediscovered by renowned birder and zoologist Rob Timmins, who saw it in 1992, 100 years after its last sighting. The bird was found in the village of Tabunan. Small numbers may also be seen in Nug-As and Mount Lantoy, also in Cebu, where about 100 birds of the species may be found. British birdwatchers have confirmed new sightings of the elusive bird. More

the Cebu Flowerpecker, is listed as critically endangered. Habitat loss is the cause of the declines of these species. References - 1. ^ a b c d Cheke, Robert; Mann, Clive (2008), "Family Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)", in Josep, del Hoyo; Andrew, Elliott; David, Christie, Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13, Penduline-tits to Shrikes, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. More

The Cebu Flowerpecker is considered one of the rarest birds in the world, second only to the Spix More

Cebu Flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor), only found in the Philippines. More

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Cebu Flowerpecker, a rare endemic bird species found only in the municipalities of Alcoy and Tabunan, to lure 58-million bird-watching enthusiasts from the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) combined. “The Cebu Flowerpecker is the top three rarest birds in the world. On a tourism point of view, something rare is attractive but not too rare that others can’t enjoy,” Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said in a recent press conference. More

Images Cebu flowerpecker habitat The Cebu flowerpecker was believed extinct for nearly a century before its surprise rediscovery in 1992 . Even now, this highly endangered species, believed to be one of the ten rarest birds in the world , teeters on the verge of ... More

The Cebu flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor) is Critically Endangered with only a tiny population of less than 50 birds surviving in three forest fragments on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. Long considered to be Extinct, the species was re-discovered in 1992. There are two other globally threatened species of flowerpecker in the Philippines: the black-belted or Visayan flowerpecker (D. haematostictum) and the scarlet-collared flowerpecker (D. retrocinctum). More

The critically endangered Cebu Flowerpecker was once though extinct until it was rediscovered in 1992 in pocket forests in the hinterland barangay of Tabunan in Cebu City. Of the 200 bird species in the Philippines, the Cebu Flowerpecker that is found in Alcoy town ranked third among the rarest birds in the country. More

Cebu Flowerpecker is species champion in United Kingdom bird fair = Sep 27th, 2009 by Philippine Travel Blog. The country’s Cebu Flowerpecker recently received the Bird Life Species Champion award in the recently held British Birdwatching Fair 2009 in Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom (UK). Known as the ‘Woodstock of Birders,’ the British Birdwatching Fair is an exclusive event where all sectors in birdwatching and wildlife conservation from all over the world gather. More

Alcoy, where the Cebu Flowerpecker is found. The Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (CBCF) is the Species Guardian for the Cebu Flowerpecker, DOT’s counterpart in working towards the implementation and execution of programs for conservation. Lisa Marie Paguntalan, CBCF Research Director and a passionate environmentalist, said “It is heartwarming to know that we are not alone in efforts for the conservation of this bird species, endemic to the country. More

Cebu flowerpecker in the area. In a new place for us like Cebu, we can't lower our guard even to very common birds as they might turnout different. Highlight of the trip: This has been the case until we saw a black bird with striking red colored upper extremities. For some reasons, this bird's appearance was like a puzzle to us. It is definitely bigger than the flowerpecker we've seen earlier but the beak is shorter. More

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The Cebu flowerpecker, endemic to the island of Cebu in the Philippines, is the emblem of the campaign. The number of these birds, believed to be under 100, has been hit by deforestation in the area. Ivory billed woodpecker The ivory-billed woodpecker, or "flying Elvis" is also perilously close to extinction. A sighting in 2005 surprised some ornithologists, who compared it to the rediscovery of the Dodo. More

The Cebu Flowerpecker is one of them. Birdlife International has recently launched a global program aimed at saving all 189 species from extinction." "The WBCP will do its utmost to increase awareness in Cebu about the plight of the Cebu Flowerpecker," Lu states. "And we're also determined to do the same for other species unique to Cebu, including the Black Shama, which is endangered, but not yet on the 'critical' list. More

Of the 200 bird species in the Philippines, the Cebu Flowerpecker that is found in Alcoy town ranked third among the rarest birds in the country. “This creates instant awareness and consciousness…If you are a birdwatcher, you will be compelled to consider Cebu as your next site,” Durano said. “This bird has never been photographed and this further creates mystique.” He added that people living in Alcoy can become tour guides to help locate and identify the birds. More

21: Saving the Cebu Flowerpecker, you'll see there is reason for hope. I owe a special thanks to all my Philippine birding and tourism friends for inviting me on the trip. To Tim Appleton of the British Birdwatching Fair for including this lone American on an otherwise 100% Brit birding trip. Thanks to Richard Allen for granting permission to use his beautiful painting of the Cebu flowerpecker. To Godfrey Jakosalem and David Tipling for their excellent photography included in the enhanced audio (M4a) version of this episode. More

Cebu Flowerpecker, of the Philippines, was only rediscovered at the eleventh hour just before the last remnants of its forest home were destroyed." "The extinction crisis is gathering momentum, but that’s no excuse for humanity to allow even more strands from the web of life to disappear, especially without giving them a final chance of life." The announcement of the quest to find lost species is being made at the launch of the 21st British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water. More

Finally, there's my article about the Cebu Flowerpecker in the August issue of Bird Watching, due out July 20th, and a five-page feature on birding in the Philippines, plus a chance to win a great birding holiday there, in our special Summer Issue, due out August 10th. Posted by BW at 11:20 AM Labels: Bill Thompson III, Birdfair, Cebu Flowerpecker, Philippines 1 comments: Jenna said... More

have chosen the Cebu Flowerpecker as the emblem of this year’s birding fair because it provides hope and inspiration not to give up on lost species. We are delighted that the Philippines Ministry of Tourism has now become the ‘BirdLife Species Champion’ for this forest jewel. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Dicaeidae
Genus : Dicaeum
Species : quadricolor
Authority : (Tweeddale, 1877)