Pachycephala grisola   (Blyth,  1843) (Bird)
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Class: Aves

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Size: 17 cm.

Voice: Rapid ringing 'pwee' pwee' pwee pwit.

Habits: Solitary outside the breeding season, in pairs when breeding, forages inconspicuously in trees, from the roots up to the canopy, gleans insects from the branches, trunk and foliage.

Sexes alike. A rather drab bird with thick black bill, uniform grey-brown crown and ear-coverts, olive-brown mantle, rump and tail, and greyish-white throat and breast merging into slivery-white of remaining underparts.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Mangrove Whistler (English)
• Grey Thickhead (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Insects.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Birds of India Available at -
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Vernacular names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Buceros, Envis newsletter: Avian Ecology & Inland Wetlands 62pp Available at -
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at -
  • Kumar A, sati JP and Tak CK (2003) Checklist of Indian Waterbids Buceros Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetlands 8(1) 30pp Available at -
  • Brasil Mergulho Available at -

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