Hylocitreidae – Yellow-flanked Whistler

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Hylocitredidae are represented by just one hylocitrea; Hylocitrea bonensis, also known as the Yellow-flanked Whistler or Olive-flanked Whistler, is a species of bird that is endemic to montane forests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It is monotypic within the genus Hylocitrea, and has traditionally been considered a member of the family Pachycephalidae, but recent genetic evidence suggests it should be placed in a monotypic subfamily of the family Bombycillidae, or even its own family, Hylocitreidae.

DNA sequencing suggesting that it is not related to other whistlers and is actually closer to the Waxwings but never-the-less, forms a family all by itself; it is endemic to montane forests of Sulawesi:

Yellow-[Olive-]flanked Whistler Hylocitrea bonensis

Species Links
  • Golden-flanked Whistler Hylocitrea bonensis

    Species Account
    The Australian golden whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) is a species of bird found in forest, woodland, mallee, mangrove and scrub in Australia (except the interior and most of the north).
  • Golden-flanked Whistler Hylocitrea bonensis

    IBC Species Account
    Sometimes retained in genus Pachycephala, but differs in colour pattern, considerably reduced rictal bristles and more rounded wing. Two subspecies recognized…
  • Golden-flanked Whistler Hylocitrea bonensis

    HBW Species Account
    Taxonomy: Pachycephala bonensis A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth, 1894, Bone Mountains, Sulawesi. Sometimes retained in genus Pachycephala, but differs in colour pattern, considerably reduced rictal bristles and more rounded wing. Two subspecies recognized.
Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 1

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