This species is found on Catanduanes Island and on several mountains of the Bicol Peninsula, in the Philippines, from 200-300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lower altitude montane and lowland forests, where it is found in forest, along forest edges, and in secondary growth vegetation. This is a highly adaptable species that also occurs in modified habitats beside these forests. It lives and presumably breeds in water-filled tree-holes and hollows.
It is a common species.
The main threat to this species is continued destruction of lowland rainforest for agricultural development and human settlements. However, this species is adaptable and is probably not significantly threatened.
A protected area needs to be established on the island of Catanduanes to protect this island's biodiversity.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and may not be declining, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
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