Wild Birds

Southern Shrikebills

The Southern Shrikebills (Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides) – also known as Brown Flycatchers – are songbirds native to the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Subspecies and Distribution: 

  • Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides pachycephaloides (Elliot, 1870)
    • Range: On Grande Terre, part of the New Caledonia island group.
  • Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides grisescens (Sharpe, 1899)
    • Range: Banks Islands and Vanuatu – from Torres Island south to the islands of Émaé, Éfaté and Erromango.

Alternate (Global) Names

Czech: Lejskovec tuhýkovitý, lejskovec ?uhýkovitý … Danish: Melanesisk Skadenæb … Dutch: Vanuatuklauwiermonarch, Vanuatu-klauwiermonarch … Finnish: Uudenkaledonianlepinkäis monarkki … French: Gobemouche brun, Monarque brun, Monarque des Hébrides … German: Hebridenwürgermonarch, Hybriden Würgermonarch, Hybridenwürgermonarch … Italian: Becco d’averla meridionale, Beccouncinato meridionale …Japanese: karedoniaoohashihitaki …Norwegian: Grønnebbmonark … Polish: dzierzbodziób nowokaledonski, dzierzbodziób nowokaledo?ski … Russian: ?????????? ???????????? ????????? … Slovak: monarch hnedý … Spanish: Monarca Pardo, Monarca Sureño … Swedish: Melanesisk monark

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