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Panay Striped Babbler - BirdForum Opus

Zosterornis latistriatus



  • Extensively dark-streaked creamy-yellow underside
  • Creamy-white face with narrow black eyestripe and black edged
  • Olive-green crown, upperparts, wings and tail

Similar species

Recalls Luzon Striped-Babbler and Negros Striped-Babbler but much more heavily streaked than the two.


Endemic to the western part of the island of Panay on the Philippines where only found on Mount Baloy and adjacent peaks.
Restricted-range species with a very small range, but abundant on Mount Baloy.


May form a superspecies with Luzon Striped-Babbler, Negros Striped-Babbler and Palawan Striped-Babbler and has even be considered conspecific with Luzon Striped-Babbler.
Like other Striped Babblers from the Philippines formerly placed in genus Stachyris.


Middle and upper storeys of montane evergreen forest and mossy forest. Found from 1000m to 1900m, mainly above 1400m.


Feeds on insects, also seeds.
Forages usually 3 - 12m above the ground. Seen singly or in pairs, sometimes in small groups.
Breeding season unclear. A nest was found in October, birds in breeding condition in April. One nest was a cup made of live and dead mosses woven together. It was suspended around 5m above ground among small branches in the centre of the crown of a small tree. Lays 2 eggs.
Resident species.


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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