Resources

Books

Coates, B. J. The Birds of Papua New Guinea. Vol. 2, Passerines. Aderley: Dove Publications, 1993.

Higgins, P. J. and J. M. Peter, eds. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Vol. 6, Pardalotes to Figbird. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, in progress.

Schodde, R. and I. J. Mason. The Directory of Australian Birds. Passerines. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing, 1999.

Periodicals

Bridges, L."Breeding Biology of a Migratory Population of the Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris." Emu 94 (1994): 106-115.

Dilks, P."Recovery of a Mohoua (Mohoua ochrocephala) Population following Predator Control in the Eglinton Valley, Fiordland, New Zealand."Notornis 46 (1999): 323-332.

Dumbacher, J. P.; "Evolution of Toxicity in Pitohuis: 1. Effects of Homobatrachotoxin on Chewing Lice (Order Phthiraptera)." Auk 116 (1999): 957-963.

Galbraith, I. C. J. "Variation, Relationships and Evolution in the Pachycephala pectoralis Superspecies (Aves, Muscicapidae)." Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History 4 (1956): 133-225.

McDonald, P. G. "The Function of Vocalisations and Aggressive Behaviour Used by Male Rufous Whistlers, Pachycephala rufiventris." Emu 101 (2001): 65-72.

Rozendaal, F. G. and F. R. Lambert. "The Taxonomic and Conservation Status of Pinarolestes sanghirensis Oustalet 1881." Forktail 15 (1999): 1-13.

Organizations

Birds Australia. 415 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123 Australia. Phone: +61 3 9882 2622. Fax: +61 3 9882 2677. E-mail: [email protected] Web site: <http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au>

Walter E. Boles, PhD

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Pomatostomidae

Thumbnail description

Large babbler-like songbirds with long tail and scimitar-like bill; plumage is plain russet or patterned with white brows, throat, and tail tip

Size

Number of genera, species

2 genera; 5 species

Habitat

Shrubberies of woodland, open forest, and tropical rainforest

Conservation status

Not threatened

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