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SPECIES INFO

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is one of a number of species of ground doves in the genus Gallicolumba that are called "bleeding-hearts". They get this name from a splash of vivid red colour at the centre of their white breasts. Like all bleeding-hearts, the Sulu Bleeding-heart is endemic to the Philippines.

This species is known from two specimens collected in the Sulu Archipelago in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since. There were local reports of the bird from several islands in 1995. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.





                                     



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