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Other - smaller than magpiePachycephala pectoralis

Golden Whistler at Green Cape, NSW

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Pachycephala pectoralis at Green Cape, NSW - 11 Mar 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis at Green Cape, NSW - 11 Mar 2018

Identification history

Other - smaller than magpie Pachycephala pectoralis 12 Mar 2018 MaxCampbell1.7K
Other - smaller than magpie Pachycephala rufiventris 11 Mar 2018 RossMannell531

3 comments

JackieMiles1.1K wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
Hi Ross, from the amount of black on the head and the colour of the belly, I'd say this is a golden, not a rufous whistler, but the colour isn't great in the photo. Were you convinced of rufous at the time?
MaxCampbell1.7K wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
Hi Ross - The black head and golden nape makes it a male Golden Whistler.
RossMannell531 wrote:
   12 Mar 2018
I agree with golden whistler. The second photo threw me a little because the belly look reddish. However, going back to the original photo and playing with contrast and brightness, the belly is more golden. It was the only of the species I saw and was unfortunately in the shade with a brighter background.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Mar 2018 10:57 AM Recorded on
  • RossMannell Recorded by
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