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Category:Pachycephala - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Pachycephala


This genus contains 33 species of Whistlers.
They have a large rounded head, leading to the old name Thickhead. Most species live in forests and are insectivorous. They also produce a loud, whistling song.


Pachycephala is a genus in the Family Pachycephalidae.
The genera Rhagologus, Hylocitrea, Coracornis and Aleadryas are sometimes included in this genus.
The taxonomy of the Golden Whistler-complex is not yet solved. There may be some future splits resulting of further studies.

Genus Pachycephala viewedit
P. olivacea Olive Whistler
P. rufogularis Red-lored Whistler
P. inornata Gilbert's Whistler
P. nudigula Bare-throated Whistler
P. orpheus Fawn-breasted Whistler
P. schlegelii Regent Whistler
P. chlorura Vanuatu Whistler
P. meyeri Vogelkop Whistler
P. soror Sclater's Whistler
P. vitiensis Fiji Whistler
P. flavifrons Samoan Whistler
P. jacquinoti Tongan Whistler
P. caledonica New Caledonian Whistler
P. implicata Guadalcanal Hooded Whistler
P. richardsi Bougainville Hooded Whistler
P. citreogaster Bismarck Whistler
P. collaris Louisiade Whistler
P. vanikorensis Temotu Whistler
P. orioloides Oriole Whistler
P. feminina Rennell Whistler
P. fulvotincta Rusty-breasted Whistler
P. macrorhyncha Yellow-throated Whistler
P. mentalis Black-chinned Whistler
P. balim Baliem Whistler
P. pectoralis Golden Whistler
P. occidentalis Western Whistler
P. melanura Mangrove Golden Whistler
P. tenebrosa Morningbird
P. modesta Brown-backed Whistler
P. lorentzi Lorentz's Whistler
P. aurea Golden-backed Whistler
P. philippinensis Yellow-bellied Whistler
P. hypoxantha Bornean Whistler
P. sulfuriventer Sulphur-bellied Whistler
P. cinerea Mangrove Whistler
P. albiventris Green-backed Whistler
P. homeyeri White-vented Whistler
P. phaionota Island Whistler
P. melanorhyncha Biak Whistler
P. hyperythra Rusty Whistler
P. simplex Grey Whistler
P. arctitorquis Wallacean Whistler
P. griseonota Drab Whistler
P. leucogastra White-bellied Whistler
P. monacha Black-headed Whistler
P. rufiventris Rufous Whistler
P. lanioides White-breasted Whistler


  1. 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

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