The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

Tag: philippine endemic

Yellow-wattled Bulbul (Pycnonotus urostictus) on Siargao Island.

Yellow-wattled Bulbul (Pycnonotus urostictus)

The yellow-wattled bulbul is another Philippine endemic seen fairly commonly on Siargao Island. The wattles in its name are the bright yellow rings seen around this bulbul’s eyes.

June 16, 2017

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao Island.

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) is another Philippine endemic found here on Siargao Island.

June 6, 2017

Philippine magpie-robin (Copsychus mindanensis)

Philippine magpie-robin (Copsychus mindanensis)

The Philippine magpie-robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is another bird endemic to the archipelago and seen quite frequently, if not daily, here on Siargao. Its sing-song melodic call makes it a welcome backyard visitor but has attracted the attentions of the captive pet trade as well. The local name for this bird is ‘tokryotok‘ and it can be spotted […]

April 17, 2017

The Coleto (Sarcops calvus).

A Philippine Endemic The Coleto is another of the commonly seen birds on Siargao Island. Often spotted around forest edges and on coconut palms, the Coleto (sarcops calvus) is a Philippine endemic.

April 6, 2017