Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)

Green-backed Whistler (Pachycephala albiventris) - HBW 12, p. 415

French: Siffleur à dos vert German: Olivrücken-Dickkopf Spanish: Silbador Dorsiverde
Other common names: Island Robin-whistler

Taxonomy: Hyloterpe albiventris Ogilvie-Grant, 1894, the mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines.
Forms a superspecies with P. cinerea, P. homeyeri and P. phaionota; often treated as conspecific with first two, but differs in plumage. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • albiventris (Ogilvie-Grant, 1894) - N Luzon (Cordillera Mts, Sierra Madre), in N Philippine Islands.
  • crissalis (J. T. Zimmer, 1918) - C & S Luzon (Zambales Mts, Mt Banahao, Mt Isarog, Mt Mayon).
  • mindorensis (Bourns & Worcester, 1894) - Mindoro.