Pachycephalidae – Whistlers and Allies

Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) by Ian

Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) by Ian

I will whistle for them and gather them, For I will redeem them; And they shall increase as they once increased. (Zechariah 10:8 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Pachycephalidae – Whistlers and Allies

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Species (64)

Maroon-backed Whistler (Coracornis raveni)
Sangihe Shrikethrush (Coracornis sanghirensis)
Black Pitohui (Melanorectes nigrescens)
Olive Whistler (Pachycephala olivacea)
Red-lored Whistler (Pachycephala rufogularis)
Gilbert’s Whistler (Pachycephala inornata)
Mangrove Whistler (Pachycephala cinerea)
Green-backed Whistler (Pachycephala albiventris)
White-vented Whistler (Pachycephala homeyeri)
Island Whistler (Pachycephala phaionota)
Biak Whistler (Pachycephala melanorhyncha)
Rusty Whistler (Pachycephala hyperythra)
Brown-backed Whistler (Pachycephala modesta)
Yellow-bellied Whistler (Pachycephala philippinensis)
Sulphur-vented Whistler (Pachycephala sulfuriventer)
Bornean Whistler (Pachycephala hypoxantha)
Vogelkop Whistler (Pachycephala meyeri)
Grey Whistler (Pachycephala simplex)
Fawn-breasted Whistler (Pachycephala orpheus)
Sclater’s Whistler (Pachycephala soror)
Rusty-breasted Whistler (Pachycephala fulvotincta)
Yellow-throated Whistler (Pachycephala macrorhyncha)
Baliem Whistler (Pachycephala balim)
Black-chinned Whistler (Pachycephala mentalis)
Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Western Whistler (Pachycephala occidentalis)
Bismarck Whistler (Pachycephala citreogaster)
Oriole Whistler (Pachycephala orioloides)
Louisiade Whistler (Pachycephala collaris)
Rennell Whistler (Pachycephala feminina)
Melanesian Whistler (Pachycephala chlorura)
New Caledonian Whistler (Pachycephala caledonica)
Fiji Whistler (Pachycephala vitiensis)
Temotu Whistler (Pachycephala vanikorensis)
Tongan Whistler (Pachycephala jacquinoti)
Mangrove Golden Whistler (Pachycephala melanura)
Samoan Whistler (Pachycephala flavifrons)
Hooded Whistler (Pachycephala implicata)
Bougainville Whistler (Pachycephala richardsi)
Bare-throated Whistler (Pachycephala nudigula)
Lorentz’s Whistler (Pachycephala lorentzi)
Regent Whistler (Pachycephala schlegelii)
Golden-backed Whistler (Pachycephala aurea)
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)
Black-headed Whistler (Pachycephala monacha)
White-bellied Whistler (Pachycephala leucogastra)
Wallacean Whistler (Pachycephala arctitorquis)
Drab Whistler (Pachycephala griseonota)
Cinnamon-breasted Whistler (Pachycephala johni)
White-breasted Whistler (Pachycephala lanioides)
Morningbird (Pachycephala tenebrosa)
White-bellied Pitohui (Pseudorectes incertus)
Rusty Pitohui (Pseudorectes ferrugineus)
Bower’s Shrikethrush (Colluricincla boweri)
Sooty Shrikethrush (Colluricincla tenebrosa)
Arafura Shrikethrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Variable Shrikethrush (Colluricincla fortis)
Waigeo Shrikethrush (Colluricincla affinis)
Mamberamo Shrikethrush (Colluricincla obscura)
Tagula Shrikethrush (Colluricincla discolor)
Sepik-Ramu Shrikethrush (Colluricincla tappenbecki)
Rufous Shrikethrush (Colluricincla rufogaster)
Grey Shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica)
Sandstone Shrikethrush (Colluricincla woodwardi)


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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Keith Blomerley – Videographer
Nick Talbot – Videographer

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The whistlers, shrike-thrushes and pitohuis are the c.50 species of birds from the subfamily Pachycephalinae. They are found in the ecozones of Australasia, Oceania and Indomalaya, but the vast majority of the species are found in Wallacea, New Guinea and Australia. Most genera are species-poor or monotypic, but Pachycephala (typical whistlers or thickheads) has a considerable diversity. Recent genetic evidence suggests that the Yellow-flanked Whistler actually should be considered a monotypic subfamily of the Bombycillidae. (Wikipedia)


Hooded Pitohui (pitohui dichrous) by Keith

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