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Tawitawi Brown Dove Phapitreron cinereiceps  
Tawitawi Brown Dove
Photographer : © Ivan Sarenas
Location :Tawi-Tawi Island, Sulu Archipelago, the Philippines
Date : February 2009
English synonyms:Tawitawi Brown-Dove, Tawi Tawi Brown Dove, Southern Brown Dove, Southern Brown-Dove, Brown Fruit Dove, Brown Fruit-Dove, Southern Brown Fruit Dove, Southern Brown Fruit-Dove, Mindanao Brown Dove, Mindanao Brown-Dove, Dark-eared Brown Dove, Dark-eared Brown-Dove, Greater Brown Fruit Dove, Greater Brown Fruit-Dove, Dark-eared Dove
Bird Family :Columbidae - Pigeons & Doves
Red Data Status :Endangered
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Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Tawi Tawi, the Philippines.
Formerly considered conspecific with Mindanao Brown Dove Phapitreron brunneiceps under the name Dark-eared Brown Dove Phapitreron cinereiceps but split following Collar, N. J., N. Aldrin, D. Mallari, and B. R. Tabaranza, Jr. III. (1999) Threatened birds of the Philippines: the Haribon Foundation / BirdLife International Red Data Book. Bookmark, Inc. Makati City, Philippines.
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