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Pachycephalidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Pachycephalidae is a member of the Superfamily Corvoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Pachycephalidae:

The Family Pachycephalidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Aleadryas

The Rufous-naped Whistler (Aleadryas rufinucha) is a species of bird in the Pachycephalidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Aleadryas.[] It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. [more]

Colluricincla

Colluricincla is a bird genus in the family hich was formerly included in the Pachycephalidae. Its members are known as the shrikethrushes. [more]

Coracornis

The Maroon-backed Whistler (Coracornis raveni) is a species of bird in the Pachycephalidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Coracornis.[] It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. [more]

Eulacestoma

The Wattled Ploughbill, Eulacestoma nigropectus is a small, approximately 14 cm long, olive-brown songbird with a strong, thick, wedge-shaped black bill, used to into dead tree branches, bark and twigs in search for its insects diet. The sexes are different. The male has black underparts, black wings and a large circular pink wattle on the cheek. The female has olive green plumage and pale olive below. Only the adult male has wattles. [more]

Falcunculus

The Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus) is a bird endemic to Australia where it inhabits open eucalypt forest and woodland. [more]

Hyloterpe

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Mohoua

Mohoua is a small genus of three bird species endemic to New Zealand. The Latin genus name is taken from either mohuahua or momohua - both Maori names for the Yellowhead. All three species display some degree of sexual dimorphism in terms of size, with the males being the larger of the two sexes. Mohoua are gregarious (more so outside the breeding season) and usually forage in groups . They also forage in mixed species flocks at times, frequently forming the nucleus of such flocks. Unlike most species within Pachycephalidae, social organization and behaviour is well documented for all three Mohoua species; Cooperative breeding has been observed in all three species and is common in the Whitehead and Yellowhead. The three species of this genus are the sole hosts for the Long-tailed Cuckoo which acts as a Brood parasite upon them, pushing their eggs out of the nest and laying a single one of its own in their place so that they take no part in incubation of their eggs or in raising their young. [more]

Oreoica

The Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis) is a species of bird in the family. It is monotypic within the genus Oreoica.[] It is endemic to Australia. [more]

Pachycare

The Goldenface (Pachycare flavogriseum) is a species of passerine bird endemic to New Guinea. It is the only species (monotypic) within the genus Pachycare. [more]

Pachycephala

Pachycephala is a genus of birds native to Oceania and Southeast Asia. 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 pachys "thick" + kephale "head". [more]

Rhagologus

The Mottled Whistler (Rhagologus leucostigma) is a species of bird in the Pachycephalidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Rhagologus.[] It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. [more]

At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Rhagologus.

More info about the Genus Rhagologus may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 20:09:14