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Arfak Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia, January 2005

Alternative names: Grey-crowned Whistler; Meyer's Whistler

Pachycephala meyeri


14.5cm. A little-known species from New Guinea:

  • Slaty grey crown
  • Greyish-brown ear-coverts
  • Olive-green upperparts and tail
  • Greyish-white throat
  • Pale buffy-grey breast forming an obscure band
  • Pale sulphur-yellow belly and undertail-coverts
  • Brown eye
  • Black bill

Sexes alike, juveniles undescribed.


Endemic to Vogelkop (Arfak Mountains and Tamrau Mountains) in West Papua, Indonesia.
Seems to be common in its very small range.




Moist montanes. Found at 970 - 1450m.


No information about diet and breeding. Has been seen hover-gleaning.
Probably a resident species.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. 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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