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Local name: Mayang-kawayan
The Green-Faced Parrotfinch is a forest bird with green body and small, long pointed red tail, black bill, dark brown eyes and pinkish horn legs. It grows up to a total length of 122 mm (4.5 inches) with a wing length of up to 58 mm. This species is found chiefly in Northern and Central Luzon, though recent records reveal that it can also be found in Panay and Negros. Green-Faced Parrotfinches feed on bamboo seeds, these being the key component in their diet. However, they also eat other seeds—grass and asparagus—when the bamboo is not seeding. Threats to this species include the destruction of their habitats and wildlife trading.
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Sources: Threatened Birds of the Philippines A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines
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