Family Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)

Least Concern

Guadalcanal Hooded Whistler (Pachycephala implicata)


Taxonomy

French: Siffleur des Salomon German: Olivbauch-Dickkopf Spanish: Silbador de Guadalcanal
Taxonomy:

Pachycephala implicata

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1929,

Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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Until recently treated as conspecific with P. richardsi (see that species). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Guadalcanal, in S Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

16·5 cm; 33·5–37 g (male) or 30–39 g (female). Male has head black, mantle to upperwing, rump and uppertail-coverts olive; tail black; chin to... read more

Voice

Song (which is simpler, quieter and less melodious than that of P. orioloides) is a... read more

Habitat

Forest, including mistforest at high elevations; at 1100–2000 m, at least. Co-exists with... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, mainly soft-bodied ones, including Orthoptera and grubs; some small snails taken, also berries and seeds. Forages mainly in... read more

Breeding

Fledgling seen in Oct. No other information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Solomon group EBA. Reported as being generally uncommon, although locally common; generally... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Guadalcanal Hooded Whistler (Pachycephala implicata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59354 on 21 January 2019).