Hylocitrea

Hylocitrea

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Hylocitrea bonensis

The hylocitrea, also known as the yellow-flanked whistler or olive-flanked whistler, is a species of bird that is endemic to montane forests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It is monotypic within the genus Hylocitrea, and has traditionally been considered a member of the family Pachycephalidae, but recent genetic evidence suggests it should be placed in a monotypic subfamily of the family Bombycillidae, or even its own family, Hylocitreidae. A 2019 study found it to be a sister group to a clade containing the hypocolius and the extinct Hawaiian honeyeaters, with the clade containing all three being a sister group to the silky-flycatchers . The divergences forming these families occurred in the early Miocene, about 20-23 million years ago.

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Hylocitrea habitat map

References

1. Hylocitrea Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hylocitrea
2. Hylocitrea on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/103867190/94017773

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