Pachycephala leucogastra


Pachycephala is a genus of birds native to the Austro-Pacific region. They are commonly known as typical whistlers. Older guidebooks may refer to them as thickheads, a literal translation of the generic name, which is derived from the Ancient Greek terms pachy 'thick', and kephale 'head'.

There are nearly 3 dozen species:


  • Del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2007). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 9788496553422

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