Call of Polillo Tarictic hornbill
Penelopoides manillae subnigra
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Name Penelopoides manillae subnigra, the polillo tarictic hornbill, tariktik
Distribution Polillo and Patnanungan (the species is a Philippine endemic)
Habitat Forest and forest edge
Remarks This Polillo subspecies with its unmistakable resonating call is today a flagship species for Polillo. While residents recall 'tarictic' recipes, the persecution of this charismatic bird, is today largely history, it has certainly benefited from legislation against hunting in the Municipality of Polillo. It is broadly distributed across both Polillo Island and Patnanungan.