- Pachycephala griseonota
Includes: Cinnamon-breasted Whistler
14 - 15.5cm. Nominate subspecies:
- Sooty grey crown, forehead and side of head
- Greyish-brown upperparts
- Dusky grey-brown upperwing and tail
- Off-white chin and throat
- Greyish-ochre breast
- Rusty ochre belly
- Black bill
Females are similar but more uniformely coloured. Immature similar to female.
- Kuehni is similar to nominate but has a tinged grey throat a duller grey-brown breast and a paler buffy ochre belly
- Lineolata is similar to kuehni but the back is greyer, the breast grey and the belly white
- Cinerascens has a browner back than lineolata, a darker breas and a white belly with a slight tinge of ochre
- Johni has olive-brown upperparts and uniform rusty cinnamon underparts
Found on several islands of the Moluccas, Indonesia.
Common on some, uncommon on other islands.
There are 6 subspecies:
- P. g. cinerascens on Tidore, Ternate, Halmahera, Bacan and Morotai
- P. g. lineolata on Sula Islands (Taliabu, Seho and Sulabesi)
- P. g. johni on Obi
- P. g. examinata on Buru
- P. g. griseonota on Seram
- P. g. kuehni on Kai Islands (Kai Besar, Tual, Kai Kecil)
Johni is sometimes treated as full species, Cinnamon-breasted Whistler.
Lowland moist forests. Avoids mangroves. Occurs on some islands only in lowlands, on others like Seram up to 1100m.
Feeds on insects. Sometimes in mixed-species flocks.
Juveniles recorded in September. No other information about breeding.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
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