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Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox
The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known as the golden-capped fruit bat, is a rare megabat and one of the largest bats in the world. The species is endangered and is currently facing the possibility of extinction because of poaching and forest destruction. It is endemic to forests in the Philippines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_golden-crowned_flying_fox

Status: Endangered (IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>)

Cebu Flowerpecker
The Cebu Flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor) is a small passerine bird. It is endemic to Cebu Island in the Philippines.

The Cebu Flowerpecker is a critically endangered breeding bird. It was feared to have become extinct early in the 20th century after the clearance of most of the island's forests, but was rediscovered in 1992 in a small patch of limestone forest in the Central Cebu Protected Landscape and has since been found at three other sites, namely, the Nug-as forest of Alcoy, Mount Lantoy of Argao and the forests of Dalaguete. Other possible sites for this species are in Malabuyoc. The current population is estimated to be between 85 and 105.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu_Flowerpecker

Status: Critically Endangered (IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>)

Black Shama
The black shama (Copsychus cebuensis) is a medium-sized bird with entirely black plumage. The male has a dark bluish sheen to its plumage, whilst the female is a little more blackish grey, and smaller than the male. The tail is long and graduated, the bill is black and the eyes are dark brown. Juveniles are greyer with browner wings. The black shama’s song is a rich, varied series of melodious whistles, and it is also known to mimic the sounds of other birds.
http://www.arkive.org/black-shama/copsychus-cebuensis/

Status: Endangered (IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>)

Kawasan Paper Kite
(Idea leucone jumaloni)

  • One among rare butterflies in Cebu
  • Yellow butterfly with spotted wings 
  • Found in Kawasan Waterfalls of Badian; along Tapon River and forest patches of Dalaguete; and the Nug-as forest in Alcoy.

Little Golden-Mantled Flying Fox
The Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox (Pteropus pumilus) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Golden-mantled_Flying_Fox

Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>)

Large Flying Fox
The Large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus), also known as the Greater Flying Fox, Malaysian Flying Fox, Kalang or Kalong, is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. Like the other members of the genus Pteropus, or the Old World fruit bats, it feeds exclusively on fruits. It is noted for being the largest member of the bat family by wingspan. It, as with all other Old World fruit bats, lacks the ability to echolocate. It should not be confused with Acerodon jubatus which is also large.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Flying_Fox

Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>)

Cinnamon Tree
Cinnamomum cebuense, the Cebu Cinnamon tree, is a species of cinnamon endemic to Cebu Island, Philippines. It was first discovered in Cantipla, Cebu in mid-1980s and described by Kostermanns in 1986. The tree is endemic to the Island of Cebu but several trees are found in the neighboring islands of Camotes and Siquijor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamomum_cebuense

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