Mindoro Bleeding-heart

The Mindoro Bleeding-heart is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Mindoro Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) is bird native to the Philippines. It is an endangered species. The Mindoro Bleeding-Heart is a type of ground dove. References - * BirdLife International (2006). Gallicolumba platenae. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. More

The Mindoro bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) is a medium-sized, short-tailed, ground-dwelling pigeon species endemic to the Philippines. This species has an extremely small, severely fragmented population which is undergoing a continuing decline owing to lowland forest destruction, combined with hunting and trade. For these reasons it is listed as critically endangered. More

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Mindoro bleeding-heart in the wild was in 1997 (3). This medium-sized ground dove is named for the small, yet distinct, orange patch on its whitish breast, although this looks less like a ‘bleeding-heart’ than in other Gallicolumba species, which have a blood-red patch. The Mindoro bleeding-heart has rich, dark chestnut upperparts, with a reddish-purple gloss on the back and shoulder feathers (4). More

Mindoro Bleeding-heart continues to be hunted as pets for illegal trade. Haribon activities from the previous projects in the site have helped increase their level of awareness over the years about biodiversity conservation. According to them, they were already adopting what they had learned from the previous seminars and activities conducted by Haribon. Some of these were on bio-intensive gardening (BIG) for their food security, and tree-planting and non-timber forest products (NTFP) for their livelihood. More

The Mindoro Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) is Critically Endangered and endemic to the island of Mindoro. As such it is in dire need of conservation action. It is a medium-sized ground-dwelling pigeon with a distinct tiny bright orange patch to its otherwise white underparts. Its crown nape upper mantle is dark grey and its breast-sides glossed iridescent green. The rest of the upperparts is dark chestnut. More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Gallicolumba
Species : platenae
Authority : (Salvadori, 1891)