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Bougainville Hooded Whistler - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Bougainville Whistler; Mountain Whistler; Solomon Whistler; Solomon Mountain Whistler

Pachycephala richardsi



  • Black head
  • Yellow-olive upperparts
  • Black tail
  • Black chin to upper breast
  • Yellow rest of underparts
  • Black bill


  • Grey crown and side of head
  • Greenish-olive upperparts
  • Grey chin, throat and upper breast
  • Yellow rest of underparts

Juveniles similar to female but with rufous underparts and upperparts


Found on Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea).
Generally uncommon.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Guadalcanal Hooded Whistler.


Montane forests mainly at 1200 - 2400m. Co-occurs with Golden Whistler in lower elevations.


Feeds on insects. Takes sometimes small snails, berries and seeds.
Fledglings were seen in October. No other information about breeding.
Resident species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  3. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  4. Avibase

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