IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Ceyx melanurus is endemic to the Philippines, where the nominate melanurus is known from the islands of Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes and possibly Tablas, and C. m. samarensis occurs on Samar and Leyte (del Hoyo et al. 2001). Most recent records come from Luzon and also Polillo, Catanduanes and Leyte. It appears to be generally scarce or rare, but it is secretive and difficult to observe and consequently may be under-recorded.


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