South Australian Golden Whistler
Male, hunting
Gilbert's Whistler
Female, Red Eye
South Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa ssp fuliginosa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Whistler (Pachycephalidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: South Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala fuliginosa ssp fuliginosa)
This Photo:     Male, thickhead
Other name: South Australian Western Whistler

Thank you Geoffrey Cox for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
A common name for all whistlers was "Thickhead", and while a poor photo, it does highlight the typical thickhead shape of all whistlers.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), 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 © 2014-2023 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)