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