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Alternative names: Grey Thickhead; Grey Mangrove Flycatcher-shrike
Inlcudes: Palawan Whistler
15Â·5â€“17 cm (6-6Â¾ in). A large-headed bird with few field marks.
Sexes alike. Juveniles have warm rusty brown upperparts.
Found on coasts from northeast India (including Andamans) east to Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, inland in Laos, south Vietnam, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bali, Lombok, several other small islands in Indonesia and Palawan (Philippines).
Forms a superspecies with Green-backed Whistler, White-vented Whistler and Island Whistler and is sometimes considered conspecific with the first two.
Two subspecies accepted:
Proposed vandepolli, butaloides and secedens are usually not accepted and merged with the nominate.
Plateni is sometimes accepted as full species, Palawan Whistler.
Mangroves and adjacent coastal woodland. Also locally in plantations and gardens near coast. Plateni is found in forests at all elevations.
Feeds on insects.
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