Southern Rufous Whistler
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Pardalote (Pardalotidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)|
|This Photo:||Male Front|
|Other names:||Diamondbird or Yellow-rumped Pardalote.|
Thank you Andrew Allen, Geoffrey Cox & Jenny Donald for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
What beautifully rich-coloured rumps these have; red through apricot to yellow.
Male has a deep yellow breast, while the female's is buff. Both have spotted black crowns, white brows and grey-dappled cheeks.
Forewings are pale-yellow dappled on grey / black. Hindwings are white-spotted / white-blotched on black.