30.2 C
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Home News Top Stories Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura virifidacies

Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura virifidacies



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.

For more information: www.haribon.org.ph
Sources: Threatened Birds of the Philippines A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Only in the Philippines features plants and animals indigenous to the country. It is a project of Haribon Foundation and The Manila Times.

Trillanes posts bail

FORMER Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th on Tuesday posted bail at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (QC MetTC) for his sedition case. Trillanes, who had...

Court defers Enrile plunder trial

THE  Sandiganbayan's Third Division canceled the plunder trial of former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork...

Over 50 video karera machines destroyed in Camp Crame

A total of over 50 video karera machines seized by the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) were destroyed in Camp Crame on Tuesday...

P2.9-M ‘shabu’ seized in Taguig

AN estimated P3.4 million worth of shabu was seized in Taguig City on Monday night. Operatives from Taguig City police arrested Saner Guipal, 37; Mohammad...

WHO warns against virus over-reaction as death toll hits 1,868

The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship...

Today’s Front Page February 18, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 18, 2020