Bird Rufous Whistler (Pachyephala rufiventris)

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Scientific Name: Pachyephala rufiventris

Common Name: Rufous Whistler

Order: Passerformes

Family: Pachycephalidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Throughout Australia in suitable habitat except Tas.
Migrates seasonally, toward the south in spring and north in autumn.

Habitat: Forests, woodlands, shrublands, suburban gardens and farmlands.

Field Notes: Stocky bird (16 to 18cm) with short beak and relatively long tail.
Sexually dimorphic (males look different to females)
Adult males mainly dark grey on back, black mask on face and neck, throat white, stomach
rufous. Female dull grey on back, lighter underneath with darker streaks on neck and chest.
Nest is cup shape. Calls are various and musical.

Source: Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous_Whistler

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Nice photo Hairy. I have noticed alot of small birds around our area are hard to capture on camera in the bush because they are always in the thick of the scrub/vegetation. Be looking forward to seeing a male if you get one.
 

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Thanks Hairy posting this bird. we have several photos of the female but never could give a positive ID, even from the books. Problem was the angle of photos we took.
 
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