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SPECIES INFO

Pachycephala is a genus of birds native to the Austro-Pacific region. They are commonly known as typical whistlers. Older guidebooks may refer to them as thickheads, a literal translation of the generic name, which is derived from the Ancient Greek terms pachy 'thick', and kephale 'head'.

There are nearly 3 dozen species:

  • Olive Whistler, Pachycephala olivacea
  • Red-lored Whistler, Pachycephala rufogularis
  • Gilbert's Whistler, Pachycephala inornata
  • Mangrove Whistler, Pachycephala grisola
  • Green-backed Whistler, Pachycephala albiventris
  • White-vented Whistler, Pachycephala homeyeri
  • Island Whistler, Pachycephala phaionotus
  • Rusty Whistler, Pachycephala hyperythra
  • Brown-backed Whistler, Pachycephala modesta
  • Bornean Whistler, Pachycephala hypoxantha
  • Sulphur-bellied Whistler, Pachycephala sulfuriventer
  • Vogelkop Whistler, Pachycephala meyeri
  • Yellow-bellied Whistler, Pachycephala philippinensis
  • Gray-headed Whistler, Pachycephala griseiceps
  • Fawn-breasted Whistler, Pachycephala orpheus
  • Gray Whistler, Pachycephala simplex
  • Golden Whistler, Pachycephala pectoralis
    • Lord Howe Golden Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) contempta
    • Norfolk Island Golden Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) xanthoprocta
    • Banda Sea Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) macrorhyncha
    • Black-chinned Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) mentalis
    • Fulvous-tinted Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) fulvotincta
    • Bismarck Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) citreogaster
    • Yellow-throated Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) orioloides
    • Fiji Whistler, Pachycephala (pectoralis) vitiensis
  • Sclater's Whistler, Pachycephala soror
  • Lorentz's Whistler, Pachycephala lorentzi
  • Black-tailed Whistler, Pachycephala melanura
  • New Caledonian Whistler, Pachycephala caledonica
  • Samoan Whistler, Pachycephala flavifrons
  • Tongan Whistler, Pachycephala jacquinoti
  • Regent Whistler, Pachycephala schlegelii
  • Bare-throated Whistler, Pachycephala nudigula
  • Hooded Whistler, Pachycephala implicata
  • Golden-backed Whistler, Pachycephala aurea
  • Drab Whistler, Pachycephala griseonota
  • Wallacean Whistler, Pachycephala arctitorquis
  • Black-headed Whistler, Pachycephala monacha
  • White-bellied Whistler, Pachycephala leucogastra
  • Rufous Whistler, Pachycephala rufiventris
  • White-breasted Whistler, Pachycephala lanioides






                                     



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