Mangrove Blue Flycatcher


This Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (cyornis rufigastra) was caught during a survey at Mt. Siburan in Mindoro. Biologists studied its biodiversity and tracked population growth or declines by using different kinds of traps to study and record species.

Biologist Marlet Bueno and her team used “mist nets” to catch bats and birds and then conducted biometrics (also called morphometrics) where the animals are then measured and recorded on data sheets. They are released on site after being recorded.

“We can’t conserve what we don’t know . . . So as long as there are species yet to be discovered and conserved, the research must go on,” Bueno shared.

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