Black-chinned Whistler

Scientific Name
Pachycephala mentalis
Conservation Status
Not Recognized (NR)

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Wikipedia Article

The Black-chinned Whistler (Pachycephala mentalis) is a species of bird in the Pachycephalidae family, which is endemic to Halmahera and adjacent smaller islands in North Maluku in Indonesia. It is variably considered a subspecies of a widespread Golden Whistler (P. pectoralis) or treated as a separate species, but strong published evidence in favour of either treatment is limited, and further study is warranted to resolve the complex taxonomic situation. The Black-chinned Whistler is the northernmost member of the Golden Whistler group, being bordered to the south by the Yellow-throated Whistler. The Black-chinned Whistler is relatively large, and 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 (lacking in Obi).