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Yellowhead

Mohoua ochrocephala (Gmelin, JF 1789)

The yellowhead or mōhua is a small insectivorous passerine bird endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. Once a common forest bird, its numbers declined drastically after the introduction of rats and stoats, and it is now endangered. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Mohouidae
Genus:
   Mohoua
Scientific:
  Mohoua ochrocephala


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF 1789)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 2 1 pt2 p.944

Protonym:
  Muscicapa ochrocephala

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2656439


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F84E1C1EC2BBD0D9

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F84E1C1E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F84E1C1E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561173

Geographic range:

  • Mohoua ochrocephala: Forests of South I. and Stewart I. (New Zealand)
English:
Yellowhead
Catalan:
moua daurada
Czech:
pištec žlutý
Danish:
Gulhovedet Mohoua
German:
Gelbköpfchen
Spanish:
Mohoua Cabecigualda
Spanish (Spain):
Mohoua Cabecigualda
Finnish:
mohua
French:
Mohoua à tête jaune
Croatian:
žutoglava zviždavka
Italian:
Testagialla
Japanese (romaji):
kiiromofuamushikui
Japanese:
キイロモフアムシクイ
Lithuanian:
Geltongalvė mohua
Dutch:
Mohoua
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gulhovudmohua
Norwegian:
Gulhodemohua
Polish:
maorysek żółtogłowy
Portuguese:
Cabeça-amarela
Portuguese (Portugal):
mohoua-de-cabeça-amarela
Russian:
Желтоголовая мохуа
Slovak:
proroček žltohlavý
Serbian:
Žutoglava mohua
Swedish:
gulhuvad mohua
Ukrainian:
Могуа жовтоголовий
Chinese:
黄头刺莺
Chinese (Traditional):
黃頭刺鶯


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mohoua à tête jaune ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.04:
Yellowhead ( Mohoua ochrocephala) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mohoua ochrocephala [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Mohoua [ochrocephala or albicilla] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Azerbaijani: sarıbaş moxua
Catalan: moua daurada
Czech: pištec žlutý, Strízlíkovec dutinový
Danish: Gulhovedet Mohoua
German: Gelbköpfchen
English: Mohua, Yellowhead
English, HBW: Yellowhead
English (IOC): Yellowhead
English (New Zealand): Yellowhead (Mohua)
English (United States): Yellowhead
Esperanto: flavkapa mohuo
Spanish: Cabeza Amarilla, Mohoua Cabecigualda
Spanish (Spain): Mohoua Cabecigualda
Spanish (HBW): Yellowhead
Finnish: Mohua
French: Mohoua à tête jaune, Tête-jaune
Croatian: žutoglava zviždavka
Italian: Testagialla, Testagialla della Nuova Zelanda
Japanese (romaji): kiiromofuamushikui
Japanese: キイロモフアムシクイ
Scientific: Certhia heteroclites, Mohoua ochrocephala, Mohoua ochrocephala ochrocephala, Muscicapa chloris chloris, Muscicapa ochrocephala
Lithuanian: Geltongalvė mohua
Maori: Mohoua, Mohua, mōhua
Dutch: Mohoua
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gulhovudmohua
Norwegian: Gulhodemohua
Polish: maorysek lesny, maorysek leśny, maorysek żółtogłowy
Portuguese: Cabeça-amarela
Portuguese (Portugal): mohoua-de-cabeça-amarela
Russian: Желтоголовая мохуа
Slovak: mohua žltohlavá, proroček žltohlavý
Serbian: Žutoglava mohua
Swedish: gulhuvad mohua, Gulmohoua
Turkish: Sarıbaşlı mohua
Ukrainian: Могуа жовтоголовий
Chinese: 黄头刺莺
Chinese (Traditional): 黃頭刺鶯

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