White-vented Whistlers

The White-vented Whistlers (Pachycephala homeyeri) – also sometimes referred to as White-bellied Whistlers – occur naturally in Malaysia and the Philippines.

Their natural habitats include subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and montanes.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • Pachycephala homeyeri homeyeri (A. W. H. Blasius, 1890) – Nominate Form
    • Found on Mindanao and Sulu Islands in southern and southwestern Philippines; and Amil Island (east of Mabul and Sipadan Islands) off northeastern Borneo lsland, Indonesia.
  • Pachycephala homeyeri winchelli (Bourns and Worcester, 1894)
    • Western central Philippines, on the islands of Tablas, Sibuyan, Masbate, Ticao, Panay, Gigantes, Pan de Azucar, Negros
  • Pachycephala homeyeri major (Bourns and Worcester, 1894)
    • Cebu Islands in south central Philippines

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? … Czech: pištec b?lo?itý … Danish: Rødrygget Fløjter … Dutch: Witflankfluiter, Witstuitfluiter … Finnish: Visayasinviheltäjä … French: Pachycéphale à ventre blanc, Siffleur de Blasius … German: Braunbrust-Dickkopf, Palawandickkopf … Italian: Zufolatore culbianco … Japanese: manguroabumozuhitaki … Norwegian: Suluplystrer … Polish: fletówka bialorzytna … Slovak: hlavácik hnedkavý … Spanish: Silbador Culiblanco … Swedish: Rödryggad visslare

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