Family Old World Orioles (Oriolidae)

Least Concern

Hooded Pitohui (Pitohui dichrous)


Taxonomy

French: Pitohui bicolore German: Zweifarbpirol Spanish: Pitohuí bicolor
Taxonomy:

Rectes dichrous

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Lobo, Triton Bay, west New Guinea

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Sister to P. kirhocephalus (with P. uropygialis), with which often sympatric#R. Proposed race monticola (upper Aroa R, in SE New Guinea) generally considered inseparable. Monotypic.

Distribution:

New Guinea, including Yapen I.

Descriptive notes

22–23 cm; 67–76 g. Adult has head black, upperparts rufous-chestnut, upperwing and tail black; chin, throat and upper breast black, remainder of underparts bright... read more

Voice

Song an irregular series of variations based on 3–7 rich whistles, comprising upslurs and... read more

Habitat

Forest, forest edges and secondary growth, occasionally mangroves and low beach trees. Occurs in... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly fruit, including small figs (Ficus); some insects and grass seeds. Nestlings fed with berries and invertebrates. Found at... read more

Breeding

Laying female in mid-Oct, nests with eggs in mid-Nov and mid-Feb, with chicks late Oct, mid-Dec and mid-Feb, also fledglings late Oct and... read more

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to common. Less numerous in places when sympatric with P. kirhocephalus: on Mt Karimui comprised 0·7% of local... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2018). Hooded Pitohui (Pitohui dichrous). 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/59375 on 21 October 2018).