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Luzon Bleeding-heart

Luzon Bleeding-heart

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Scientific Name:

Gallicolumba luzonica


Luzon island in Philippines


Seeds, fallen berries, insects, worms and other invertebrates.


Habitat:  Forests.

Incubation: 17 days / 2 eggs

Social structure: Singly or in pairs

Weight: 184g


Dimensions: 30cm

Lifespan: 15


Estimated population in the wild: Rather scarce or rare 

Threats: Habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation and agricultural expansion, hunting for the pet trade.

IUCN Status: Near Threatened

Did you know that:

  1. It is named for the red spot on its breast, which resembles a bleeding wound.
  2. This species’ beak is not adapted to chew or de-husk food so instead the food is swallowed whole.

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