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  • Rufous Whistler

  • Pachycephala rufiventris
  • The Rufous Whistler is a stocky bird with a large head, short stubby bill and a narrow, relatively long tail with a square or slightly forked tip. The sexes differ, with the male dark-grey above with a white throat, black breast and a rufous underbody. Many males also have a black face mask (except in northern subspecies). Females are dull grey to brown, with streaked underparts. Young birds are much redder than adults and have heavily streaked underparts.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=564
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=564&p=128
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  • Rufous Whistler

  • The Rufous Whistler is a stocky bird with a large head, short stubby bill and a narrow, relatively long tail with a square or slightly forked tip. The sexes differ, with the male dark-grey above with a white throat, black breast and a rufous underbody. Many males also have a black face mask (except in northern subspecies). Females are dull grey to brown, with streaked underparts. Young birds are much redder than adults and have heavily streaked underparts.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Pachycephala rufiventris
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 401
  • Size
  • 16-18cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=564&p=128
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=564
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/rufous-whistler