Rhabdornis (Rhabdornithidae)

Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis (Rhabdornis inornatus) - HBW 13, p. 195

French: Rhabdornis à tête brune German: Braunkopf-Trugbaumläufer Spanish: Rabdornis Cabecipardo
Other common names: Plain-headed/Stripe-breasted Creeper

Taxonomy: Rhabdornis inornatus Ogilvie-Grant, 1896, Samar, Philippines.
Forms a superspecies with R. grandis and often considered conspecific, but differs somewhat in size and proportions; taxonomic review currently in progress. Proposed race zamboanga, described from Masawan, on Mt Malindang (E Zamboanga Peninsula), in W Mindanao, treated as synonym of alaris. Four subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rabori Rand, 1950 - Panay and Negros, in WC Philippines.
  • leytensis Parkes, 1973 - Biliran and Leyte, in EC Philippines.
  • inornatus Ogilvie-Grant, 1896 - Samar, in EC Philippines.
  • alaris Rand, 1948 - Mindanao, in S Philippines.

  • Least Concern
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