Rufous Whistler Pachycephala rufiventris
This is a male characterised by the dark-grey above with a white throat, black breast and a reddish underbody. Females are dull grey to brown, with streaked underparts.
This species is found throughout Australia in forests, woodlands and shrublands, and is often found in gardens.
An of course, they have a very melodeous call, aptley named a ‘whistler’.
Photographer: Steve Sass.
Camera: Canon EOS500D, 500mm Sigma with x1.4 extender.
Location: Heathcote, NSW.
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