IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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The Luzon water-redstart forages for insects amongst the rocks and boulders of river margins. Flitting rapidly from boulder to bolder, it snatches insects off the ground or whilst in flight. The nest, which is often comprised of pine needles, is constructed underneath the same rocks it forages from. Breeding typically takes place between June and August, but the sporadic appearance of young birds at other times of the year suggests the timing of the breeding season may be somewhat variable. Between two and four eggs are laid in a single nesting. During breeding, an adult pair may hold a territory of up to 500 metres along a water course. While records indicate the Luzon water redstart may wander some distance after breeding, there is no apparent seasonal migration (4).


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