Mindoro bleeding-heart

Mindoro bleeding-heart

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Gallicolumba platenae

The Mindoro bleeding-heart is bird native to the Philippines solely found on the island of Mindoro. It is critically endangered and is one of the rarest birds in the world The Mindoro bleeding-heart is a type of ground dove. It is threatened by habitat loss, especially for marble extraction. Due to its biological line and its survival status, it has been listed as an EDGE species by the Zoological Society of London. The IUCN Red List classifies it as Critically Endangered with an estimate of just 50 -249 mature individuals. Its main threats are habitat loss and trapping. Extreme loss of forest was caused by Illegal logging, dynamite-blasting for marble, Slash-and-burn or kaingin. Snares intended mainly for other animals such as Red junglefowl and other small mammals accidentally catch bleeding-hearts.

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References

1. Mindoro bleeding-heart Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindoro_bleeding-heart
2. Mindoro bleeding-heart on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22690985/125475425

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