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Mindanao White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Black-masked White-eye; Black-faced Ibon; Mindanao Ibon

Heleia goodfellowi

Lophozosterops goodfellowi


13·3 cm (5¼ in)


South-east Asia: found only in the Philippines.


This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 3 subspecies.


  • H. g. gracilis:
  • H. g. goodfellowi:
  • Southern Philippines (Mounts Apo, Matutum, Mayo, Katanglad on Mindanao)
  • H. g. malindangensis:


Mmontane and sub-montane forests and forest edges at heights around 1250 to 2400 m.



Very little information is available. They have been observed in mixed flocks with Cinnamon Ibon.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)

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