South Australian Golden Whistler
Female, profile
South Australian Golden Whistler
Male, front
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:     Female, back
Other name: South Australian Western Whistler

Thank you Geoffrey Cox 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
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 © 2013-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Jul-2013
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)