Rusty Whistlers

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The Rusty Whistlers (Pachycephala hyperythra) - also known as Bornean Mountain Whistlers, Brownish Whistlers, Red-bellied Robin Whistlers or Rufous-breasted Whistlers - occur naturally in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea; where they inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • Pachycephala hyperythra hyperythra (Salvadori, 1876) - Nominate Form
    • Inhabit the mountains of northwestern and western New Guinea; specifically Vogelkop, Onin Peninsula, Wandammen and Weyland Mountains. Also found in eastern-central New Guinea - the headwaters of the Fly river, including upper Palmer river and Ok Tedi areas.

  • Pachycephala hyperythra sepikiana (Stresemann, 1921)
    • Found in the Sepik mountains, mountains south of the Mamberano river and North Coastal Range, in northern New Guinea.

  • Pachycephala hyperythra reichenowi (Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1911)
    • Found in the Huon Peninsula, specifically the Saruwaged mountains in northeastern New Guinea.

  • Pachycephala hyperythra salvadorii (Rothschild, 1897)
    • Occurs naturally in the mounts of southeastern New Guinea (east from Lake Kutubu and Mountain Bosavi).

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? ... Czech: pištec hn?doprsý, Pištec rezavoprsý ... Danish: Rødbrystet Fløjter ... Dutch: Roodbuikfluiter ... German: Borneodickkopf ... Finnish: Harmaalakkiviheltäjä ... French: Pachycéphale à ventre roux, Siffleur rouilleux ... Indonesian: Kancilan Karat ... Italian: Zufolatore pettirosso, Zufolatore rugginoso ... Japanese: muneakamozuhitaki ... Norwegian: Gråkroneplystrer ... Polish: fletówka rdzawa ... Russian: ?????????? ??????? ... Slovak: hlavácik hrdzavý ... Spanish: Chiflador de Pecho Rufo, Silbador Herrumbroso ... Swedish: Rödbröstad visslare

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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