from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Crustacca, a division of Epizoa or fish-lice, containing the families Ergasilidæ and Dichelestiidæ.
  • noun In ornithology, the typical genus of Pachycephalinæ, founded in 1826 by Vigors and Horsfield, having the head uncrested, and the bill as broad as it is high at the nostrils.
  • noun In entomology, a genus of tachina-flies, or dipterous insects of the family Tachinidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A genus of arborial insectivorous birds.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Pachycephalidae.

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  • noun arboreal insectivorous birds


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  • Two species normally associated with mangroves, mangrove flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra and mangrove whistler Pachycephala cinerea, are notable as having persisted on the islands despite the loss of favored habitat.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • The other endemic land birds are silver-eye Zosterops tephropleura, Lord Howe Island golden whistler Pachycephala pectoralis contempta, both reasonably abundant.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • There are four extant endemic landbirds, including two species and two subspecies: the relatively abundant Lord Howe white-eye (Zosterops tephropleurus), the Lord Howe Island woodhen, Lord Howe Island golden whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis contempta), and the Lord Howe Island currawong (Strepera graculina crissalis).

    Lord Howe Island subtropical forests

  • Pachycephala cinerea to him, to me a glimpse of brown.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Pachycephala cinerea to him, to me a glimpse of brown.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • For example, on ocean islands in the Engineer Group, Conflict Group or Calvados Chain, it is common to see the Louisiade white-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus), rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) and mangrove golden whistler (Pachycephala melanura), and these species tend not to occur on larger islands with more diverse avifauna.

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  • Family Common Name Species Meliphagidae White-chinned myzomela Myzomela albigula* Meliphagidae Tagula honeyeater Meliphaga vicina* Pachycephalida White-bellied whistler Pachycephala leucogastra Cracticidae Tagula butcherbird Cracticus louisiadensis* Zosteropidae White-throated white-eye Zosterops meeki* Zosteropidae Louisiade white-eye Zosterops griseotinctus Dicaeidae Louisiade flowerpecker Dicaeum nitidum* An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Louisiade Archipelago rain forests

  • Family Common Name Species Columbidae Mindoro bleeding-heart Gallicolumba platenae* Columbidae Mindoro imperial-pigeon Ducula mindorensis* Cuculidae Black-hooded coucal Centropus steerii* Strigidae Mindoro scops-owl Otus mindorensis* Strigidae Mantanani scops-owl Otus mantananensis Bucconidae Mindoro hornbill Penelopides mindorensis* Pachycephalida Green-backed whistler Pachycephala albiventris Laniidae Mountain shrike Lanius validrostris* Turdidae Ashy thrush Zoothera cinerea Muscicapidae Luzon redstart Rhyacornis bicolor Dicaeidae Scarlet-collared flowerpecker Dicaeum retrocinctum An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Mindoro rain forests

  • Pachycephalidae Bornean whistler Pachycephala hypoxantha

    Borneo montane rain forests

  • Pachycephala gutturalis, VIG. and HORSF. — — — — — — inornata, GOULD.? — — — — — — pectoralis, VIG. and

    Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1


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