Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)

Mottled Whistler (Rhagologus leucostigma) - HBW 12, p. 411

French: Siffleur maillé German: Wellendickkopf Spanish: Silbador Moteado
Other common names: Red-vented Whistler

Taxonomy: Pachycephala leucostigma Salvadori, 1876, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Often placed in genus Pachycephala. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • leucostigma (Salvadori, 1876) - Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
  • novus Rand, 1940 - Weyland Mts and Nassau Range (R Utakwa), in W New Guinea.
  • obscurus Rand, 1940 - mountains of C & SE New Guinea (E from R Idenburg and, on S slope, from Mt Goliath) and of Huon Peninsula.

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