Copyright © 2018 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Coleto: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Coleto or Sarcops calvus is a Starling species (family Sturnidae) in the monotypic genus Sarcops. It is a Philippine Endemic in which ts natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Literally bald, this bird is one of my most important target birds in the Philippines though its IUCN status is Least Concern, to me this bird is a cool bird. I just love the way this one looks. Aside from being hardcore looking, the sound it produces why in flight or when it comes closer, it is metallic and strange, as if it is spaceship sound in a Hollywood movie.

Siargao, Philippines
April 21, 2018
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