Cream-bellied Fruit Dove
Range and population
Ptilinopus merrilli is endemic to Luzon and to two of its satellites, Polillo and Catanduanes, Philippines, where it is found chiefly in primary and selectively logged forest up to 1,100 m in the Sierra Madre (race faustinoi north of Quiriand nominate merrilli south of QuiriDespite being considered rare, nomadic and under pressure from hunting, the total number of localities for the species is at least 24 and it appears to be fairly common, even in ultrabasic forest, and in 1996 it was found to be abundant on Patnanungan island in the Polillo group. Nevertheless, habitat destruction is a substantial threat.
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