Resources

Periodicals

Brooker, B. "Biology of the Southern Scrub-robin (Drymodes brunneopygia) at Peron Peninsula, Western Australia." Emu 101 (2001): 181-190.

Frith, D.W., and C.B. Frith. "The Nesting Biology of the

Gray-headed Robin Heteromyias albispecularis (Petroicidae) in Australian Upland Tropical Rainforest." Emu 100 (2000): 81-94.

Robinson, D. "The Nesting Ecology of Sympatric Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor and Flame Robin P. phoenicea in Open Eucalypt Forest." Emu 90 (1990): 40-52.

Other

Black Robin. New Zealand Department of Conservation. 26 March 2002. <http://www.doc.govt.nz/Conservation/ 001Plants-and-Animals/001Native-Animals/ Black-Robin.asp>

Hugh Alastair Ford, PhD

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Pachycephalidae

Whistlers

(Pachycephalidae)

Small to medium-small birds with large, rounded heads, stout bills, and loud, cheerful songs

Size

Number of genera, species

13 genera; 52-59 species

Rainforest, forest, mangroves, woodland, savanna, shrub steppe, heath, grasslands, human habitation

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Extinct: 1 species; Critically Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 1 species; Near Threatened: 3 species

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Distribution

Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific islands, Micronesia, Philippines, Indonesia, South and Southeast Asia

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