Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)

White-vented Whistler (Pachycephala homeyeri) - HBW 12, p. 415

French: Siffleur de Blasius German: Braunbrust-Dickkopf Spanish: Silbador Culiblanco

Taxonomy: Hyloterpe Homeyeri A. W. H. Blasius, 1890, Jolo, Sulu Archipelago.
Forms a superspecies with P. cinerea, P. albiventris and P. phaionota; often treated as conspecific with first two, but differs in plumage. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • winchelli ( Bourns & Worcester, 1894) - WC Philippines (Tablas, Sibuyan, Masbate, Ticao, Panay, Gigantes, Pan de Azucar, Negros).
  • major ( Bourns & Worcester, 1894) - Cebu (SC Philippines).
  • homeyeri (A. W. H. Blasius, 1890) - Mindanao and Sulu Is (Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, Sanga Sanga, Bongao, Sipangkot, Sibutu, Simunul), in S & SW Philippines; also Siamil I, off NE Borneo.