Australian Golden Whistler
Male, ventral
Australian Golden Whistler
Male, thickhead
Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Whistler (Pachycephalidae)
Species: Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
This Photo:     Male, hunting

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A small whistler, with an olive back.
The male has a black head that contrasts starkly with the golden yellow under and neck ring. White chin and black throat bar.
The female has drab brown tones by comparison.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Jul-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)