Southern shrikebill

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Southern shrikebill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Clytorhynchus
Species: C. pachycephaloides
Binomial name
Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides
Elliot, 1870

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The southern shrikebill (Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides), or brown flycatcher, is a songbird species in the family Monarchidae. It is found in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • C. p. pachycephaloides - Elliot, 1870: Found on New Caledonia
  • C. p. grisescens - Sharpe, 1899: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Banks Islands (Vanuatu)