Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)

New Caledonian Whistler (Pachycephala caledonica) - HBW 12, p. 424

French: Siffleur calédonien German: Ockerbauch-Dickkopf Spanish: Silbador de Nueva Caledonia

Taxonomy: Muscicapa caledonica J. F. Gmelin, 1789, New Caledonia.
A member of a species group that includes also P. orpheus, P. nudigula, P. meyeri, P. soror, P. lorentzi, P. schlegelii, P. implicata, P. pectoralis, P. jacquinoti, P. flavifrons, P. melanura and P. aurea. Sometimes regarded as conspecific with P. pectoralis; alternatively, some taxonomists expand present species to include whistlers of Loyalty Is, Banks Is, Vanuatu and Vanikoro (Santa Cruz Is), conventionally regarded as races of P. pectoralis. Monotypic.

Distribution: New Caledonia and I of Pines.