Crested Berrypecker
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Orioloidea
Family: Paramythiidae
Genus: Paramythia
De Vis, 1892
Species: P. montium
Binomial name
Paramythia montium
De Vis, 1892

Western Crested Berrypecker, olivacea group
Eastern Crested Berrypecker, nominate and brevicauda

Crested Berrypecker, Paramythia montium is a species of painted berrypecker in the Paramythiidae family. It is the only species in the genus Paramythia.


The subspecies form two groups, "olivacea group" (with alpina) in W and "nominate group" (with brevicauda) in E; these sometimes considered two separate species, and evidence of intergradation between the two groups is lacking. Crested Berrypeckers from the area between Snow Mts and Star Mts of WC New Guinea required for further study.[2]


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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Paramythia montium". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Coates, B. (2008). Crested Berrypecker (Paramythia montium). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 August 2015).

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