Rusty-breasted Whistler

Scientific Name
Pachycephala fulvotincta
Conservation Status
Not Recognized (NR)

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Wikipedia Article

The Rusty-breasted Whistler (Pachycephala fulvotincta), also known as the Fulvous-tinted Whistler, is a species of bird in the Pachycephalidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it ranges from Java east to Alor and north to the Selayar Islands. It is variably considered a subspecies of a widespread Golden Whistler 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. It is the westernmost member of the Golden Whistler group, being bordered to the east by the Black-chinned and Yellow-throated Whistlers, and to the south by the Australian Golden Whistler. Compared to other members of the Golden Whistler group, the Rusty-breasted Whistler is relatively small, and males have a white throat and a rust-tinged chest, except in the subspecies teysmanni from Selayar Islands where the plumage of the male is female-like.