Mindoro bleeding heart dove

The Mindoro bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) (Filipino: kulo-kulo) is bird native to the Philippines. It is an endangered species. The Mindoro bleeding-Heart is a type of ground dove.  Wiki

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  • Haribon Helping Protect Mindoro Bleeding-Heart Pigeon

    Mount Siburan in the Philippines is considered one of the worlds most critical biodiversity areas. Located in Sablayan, it is the largest tract of lowland forest in Mindoro and home to several species which can only be found in this province such as the critically-endangered Mindoro Bleeding-Heart pigeon.

    The Mindoro Bleeding-Hearts wounded appearance does not stray far from its true plight with about 400 left in the wild. This was mainly caused by the loss of habitat from deforestation.

    With only a patch of primary forests left in the Philippines, what remains of the Bleeding-Heart pige ...

  • Philippine Bleeding Heart Doves Flutter At The Brink But NGOs Respond

    Philippine Bleeding Heart Doves Flutter At The Brink But NGOs Respond

    The 7,100 islands of the Philippine Republic, scattered across the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, teem with life. The entire nation is a recognized biodiversity hotspot ??" rated among the 17 most mega-biodiverse countries in the world ??" with rainforests, volcanic mountain ranges and tropical waters known for species found nowhere else on the planet.

    The archipelago's isolation for millions of years, and its wide variety of habitats has contributed to speciation across the island chain's 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 square miles) of land area.

    Species such as the Philippine e ...

  • The Bleeding Heart That Needs Our Help

    The Bleeding Heart That Needs Our Help

    The Mindoro Bleeding Heart, one of the few species of pigeon that is found only in the Philippines, has long been on the endangered species list.

    With only 400 of this bird remaining, it is rarely seen even in the wild.

    There are five known Bleeding Heart species??"Luzon Bleeding Heart, Mindoro Bleeding Heart, Negros Bleeding Heart, Sulu Bleeding Heart and Mindanao Bleeding Heart, all named after where they are found. The species are all identically the same, varying only in numbers and first names.

    The Bleeding Heart species belongs to the bird family Columbidae, a branch of vertebr ...

  • High Hopes For The Tamaraw Population

    High Hopes For The Tamaraw Population

    With its slightly increasing population??"a trend observed in the last five years in Mindoro??"environment officials believe there is a bright future for the endangered Philippine tamaraw.

    Despite the threats, they believe that conservation effort at the Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park (MIBNP) for the Mindoro's wild beast, also known as the Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), continues to gain ground, hopeful the dream that they will once be seen roaming free in the wild will become a reality.

    Endemic to Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, an island in the Mimaropa region in southe ...

  • High Hopes For The Tamaraw Population

    High Hopes For The Tamaraw Population

    With its slightly increasing population??"a trend observed in the last five years in Mindoro??"environment officials believe there is a bright future for the endangered Philippine tamaraw.

    Despite the threats, they believe that conservation effort at the Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park (MIBNP) for the Mindoro's wild beast, also known as the Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), continues to gain ground, hopeful the dream that they will once be seen roaming free in the wild will become a reality.

    Endemic to Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, an island in the Mimaropa region in southe ...

  • The Hanunuo Mangyan

    The Hanunuo Mangyan

    The information in this blog was taken from an interview with Kuya "Tito" (jokingly called Tito (uncle) Tito) from the Hanunuo Mangyan Tribe last May 6, 2015.

    Mangyans are what you call the indigenous people group in living in Mindoro. Within this tribe are subgroups, the Alangan, Bangon, Buhid, Hanunoo, Iraya, Ratagnon, Tadyawan, and Taubuid. The Hanunuo inhabit southern Mindoro Island, particularly in the towns of Mansalay and San Pedro, but some have relocated to the towns. Their language is known as Hanunuo, same as what they call their tribe. The tribes are differentiated due to their ...