Male Adult White Lores
South Australian Golden Whistler
|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.