Grey Shrike-thrush
Male Adult White Lores
South Australian Golden Whistler
Female, front
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica ssp harmonica)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Whistler (Pachycephalidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica ssp harmonica)
This Photo:     Male Adult Grey Lores

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli & David Mules for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This is exactly the same bird as the previous photo, taken within 60 seconds.
But suddenly with a tilt of the head, the lores (area between the eye and the beak) is not as white.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
What a song. Pretty, but plain-coloured (grey shades)
Juveniles: rufous eye + breast markings.
Males have a white patch between the eyes and the beak (ie the lores). But this patch isn't easy to see, depending on lighting. So seeing a white lores means you have a male, while not seeing a white lores doesn't guarantee you have a female.
The female has a white eye ring.
Both genders sing, not just the male.

Copyright © 2013-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Apr-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)