Hooded Whistlers




The Hooded Whistlers (Pachycephala implicata) - which are part of the Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and Allies) family - occur naturally in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, where they inhabit subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


Subspecies and Distribution:

  • Pachycephala implicata implicata (E. J. O. Hartert, 1929)
    • Found on the tropical island of Guadalcanal (the largest island in the Solomons) in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

  • Pachycephala implicata richardsi (Mayr, 1932) - Nominate Race
    • Occurs naturally on Bougainville Island - the main island of the Papua New Guinea located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

Alternate (Global) Names:

They are also commonly known as (depending on their location) Mountain Whistlers, Solomon Mountain Whistlers or Solomon Whistlers.

Chinese: ??? ... Czech: Pištec guadalcanalský ... Danish: Salomonfløjter ... Dutch: Bougainvillefluiter, Bougainville-fluiter ... German: Olivbauch-Dickkopf ... Finnish: Bougainvillenviheltäjä ... French: Pachycéphale alpestre, Siffleur des Salomon ... Italian: Zufolatore dei monti, Zufolatore monaco ... Japanese: soromommozuhitaki, soromonmozuhitaki ... Norwegian: Fjellplystrer ... Polish: fletówka melanezyjska ... Russian: ????????????? ??????? ... Slovak: hlavácik kapucnový, hlavá?ik kapuc?ový ... Spanish: Chiflador Montañés, Silbador de las Salomón ... Swedish: Salomonvisslare

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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