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Pachycephalidae - Whistlers

 

Classification

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Pachycephalidae
LogrunnerThere are about 38 bird species in this family. They are all found in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.

They are small to medium birds, about 5 - 11 inches in length. They have long, pointed wings; thick bills; and medium to long rounded tails. Some species have crests and wattles.

Many species are greenish - gray on their uppersides and lighter on their undersides. They are found in a variety of habitats including forests, brushlands, and grasslands. They eat insects and other invertebrates and many have elaborate songs.

galleryPachycephalidae Photo Gallery

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH

Rufous-naped Whistler - Aleadryas rufinucha Least Concern   Asia Australia
Maroon-backed Whistler - Coracornis raveni Least Concern Asia
Olive-flanked Whistler - Hylocitrea bonensis Least Concern Asia
Goldenface-Pachycare flavogriseum Least Concern Asia Australia
Green-backed Whistler - Pachycephala albiventris Least Concern Asia
Wallacean Whistler - Pachycephala arctitorquis Least Concern Asia
Golden-backed Whistler - Pachycephala aurea Least Concern Asia
New Caledonian Whistler - Pachycephala caledonica Least Concern Australia
Samoan Whistler - Pachycephala flavifrons Least Concern Australia
Drab Whistler - Pachycephala griseonota Least Concern Asia
Mangrove Whistler - Pachycephala grisola Least Concern Asia
White-vented Whistler - Pachycephala homeyeri Least Concern Asia
Rusty Whistler - Pachycephala hyperythra Least Concern Asia Australia
Bornean Whistler - Pachycephala hypoxantha Least Concern Asia
Hooded Whistler - Pachycephala implicata Least Concern Australia
Gilbert's Whistler - Pachycephala inornata Least Concern Australia
Tongan Whistler - Pachycephala jacquinoti Near Threatened Australia
White-breasted Whistler - Pachycephala lanioides Least Concern Australia
White-bellied Whistler - Pachycephala leucogastra Least Concern Asia Australia

  Lorentz's Whistler - Pachycephala lorentzi Least Concern Asia Australia
Black-tailed Whistler - Pachycephala melanura Least Concern Australia
Vogelkop Whistler - Pachycephala meyeri Least Concern Asia
Brown-backed Whistler - Pachycephala modesta Least Concern Australia
Black- headed Whistler - Pachycephala monacha Least Concern Asia Australia
Bare-throated Whistler - Pachycephala nudigula Least Concern Asia
Olive Whistler - Pachycephala olivacea Least Concern Australia
Fawn-breasted Whistler - Pachycephala orpheus Least Concern Asia
Golden Whistler - Pachycephala pectoralis Least Concern Asia Australia
Island Whistler - Pachycephala phaionota Least Concern Asia
Yellow -bellied Whistler - Pachycephala philippinensis Least Concern Asia
Rufous Whistler - Pachycephala rufiventris Least Concern Asia Australia
Red-lored Whistler - Pachycephala rufogularis Near Threatened Australia
Regent Whistler - Pachycephala schlegelii Least Concern Asia Australia
Gray Whistler - Pachycephala simplex Least Concern Asia Australia
Sclater's Whistler - Pachycephala soror Least Concern Asia Australia
Sulphur-bellied Whistler - Pachycephala sulfuriventer Least Concern Asia
Mottled Whistler - Rhagologus leucostigma Least Concern Asia Australia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Black-tailed Whistler - Pachycephala melanura Photos Video Least Concern Australia
The black-tailed whistler is found in Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bornean Whistler - Pachycephala hypoxantha Photos Least Concern Asia
The Bornean whistler is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Gilbert's Whistler - Pachycephala inornata Photos Video Audio Least Concern Australia
Gilbert's whistler is found in Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Golden Whistler - Pachycephala pectoralis Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The golden whistler is found in Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Vanuatu.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Gray Whistler - Pachycephala simplex Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The gray whistler is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Green-backed Whistler - Pachycephala albiventris Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The green-backed whistler is found in the Philippines.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lorentz's Whistler - Pachycephala lorentzi Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
Lorentz's whistler is found in the Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mangrove Whistler - Pachycephala grisola Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The mangrove whistler is found in Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos,Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

New Caledonian Whistler - Pachycephala caledonica Photos Video Audio Least Concern Australia
The mangrove whistler is found in New Caledonia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Olive Whistler - Pachycephala olivacea Photos Video Audio Least Concern Australia
The olive whistler is found in Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red-lored Whistler - Pachycephala rufogularis Photos Video Audio Near Threatened Australia
The red - lored whistler is found in Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Regent Whistler - Pachycephala schlegelii Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The regent whistler is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Rufous Whistler - Pachycephala rufiventris Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The regent whistler is found in Australia and New Caledonia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Rufous-naped Whistler - Aleadryas rufinucha Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The rufous-naped whistler is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Sulphur-bellied Whistler - Pachycephala sulfuriventer Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The sulpher-bellied whistler is found in Indonesia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

White-vented Whistler - Pachycephala homeyeri Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The white-vented whistler is found in Malaysia and Philippines.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Yellow -bellied Whistler - Pachycephala philippinensis Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The yellow-bellied whistler is found in the Philippines.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No