South Australian Golden Whistler
Southern Rufous Whistler
Juvenile Male, ventral
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Whistler (Pachycephalidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||South Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis ssp fuliginosa)|
|This Photo:||Male, thickhead|
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.