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Visayan Miniature Babbler Micromacronus leytensis   - Adult
Visayan Miniature Babbler
Photographer : © Michael Kearns
Location :Samar Island Natural Park, central Samar, Philippines
Date : 19 May 2016
English synonyms:Miniature Tit-Babbler, Miniature Tit-Babbler, Visayan Miniature-Babbler, Visayan Tit-Babbler, Babbler-tit, Leyte Tit Babbler, Leyte Tit-babbler
Bird Family :Timaliini - Babblers, babaxes, mesia, leiothrix, cutia, barwings, minlas, fulvettas, crociases, sibias, yuhinas, myzornis, parrotbills & rhabdornises
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Data Deficient
Remarks :I was very lucky to see and photograph this species on a track along a small ridge running north from the Ulot River. - MK
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic. The forms M. (l.) leytensis and M. (l.) sordidus were formerly treated as conspecific under the English name Miniature Tit Babbler. Mindanao Miniature Babbler M. (l.) sordidus now regarded as a separate species following
Collar, N. J. (2006) A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.
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