Drab whistler

The drab whistler (Pachycephala griseonota) is a species of bird in the family Pachycephalidae. It is found in the Maluku Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Drab whistler
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.AVES.14884 1 - Pachycephala rufiventris griseonota Gray, 1862 - Pachycephalidae - bird skin specimen.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pachycephalidae
Genus: Pachycephala
Species:
P. griseonota
Binomial name
Pachycephala griseonota
G.R. Gray, 1862
Subspecies

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Taxonomy and systematicsEdit

Some authorities have considered the drab whistler as several subspecies of the rufous whistler.

SubspeciesEdit

Five subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • P. g. lineolata - Wallace, 1863, 1876: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Sula Islands
  • P. g. cinerascens - Salvadori, 1878: Originally described as a separate species. Found on southern Lau Islands
  • P. g. examinata - Hartert, 1898: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Buru (southern Moluccas)
  • P. g. griseonota - Gray, G.R. 1862: Found on Seram Island (southern Moluccas)
  • P. g. kuehni - Hartert, 1898: Originally described as a separate species. Found on the Kai Islands

Additionally, some authorities consider the cinnamon-breasted whistler to also be a subspecies of the drab whistler (as P. g. johni).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Pachycephala griseonota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22705525A118688786. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22705525A118688786.en.
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.3". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.3.
  3. ^ "Pachycephala johni - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-11-25.