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Black-chinned Whistlers

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Whistlers


The Black-chinned Whistler (Pachycephala mentalis) is endemic to Halmahera and adjacent smaller islands in North Maluku in Indonesia.

Some consider it a subspecies of a widespread Golden Whistler (P. pectoralis) , while others treat it as a separate species.

The Black-chinned Whistler is the northernmost member of the Golden Whistler group, being bordered to the south by the Banda Sea Whistler.

The Black-chinned Whistler is relatively large. Males are white-throated, have an incomplete black chest-band (only distinct in the center of the chest; does not connect to the black head) and a small black chin.



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