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Variable Pitohui
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Information
Range Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea and a number of neighbouring islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Oriolidae
Genus Pitohui
Species Pitohui kirhocephalus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Variable pitohui (Pitohui kirhocephalus), is a species of pitohui in the Oriolidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea and a number of neighbouring islands. This species is sometimes placed in the family Oriolidae. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is also one of the few known poisonous birds.

It is sometimes split into three species: Northern variable pitohui (Pitohui kirhocephalus), southern variable pitohui (Pitohui uropygialis) and Raja Ampat pitohui (Pitohui cerviniventris).

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