IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Biology

The scientific name of the Negros bleeding-heart hints at the behaviour of this bird. Galli means chicken and columba means pigeon, and this pigeon spends much of its time on the ground searching for food, like a chicken (6), only flying up into trees to roost, take cover or breed (7). Unfortunately, very little information exists regarding the diet and breeding behaviour of this bird, possibly due to its rarity. However, clutches of two eggs were found on the island of Panay in March (8), and the development of two chicks on Panay was closely observed, with the first chick hatching on the 31st May, and the fledging of both chicks on the 12th and 13th June, respectively (9).

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