Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Golden Whistler

Pacycephala pectoralis 16 - 18cm

Golden whistlerIf you hear a delightfully tuneful whistle, a repeated 'chewit' call, throughout spring, you should be able to easily locate the beautiful golden whistler in the mid canopy. His female partner also whistles but she is dull grey, in stark contrast to his brilliant plumage. These colourful songsters are often admired and enjoyed in the gardens of residents in this area.

(Illustration by Maggie Taylor)


More brilliant birds . . .

Yellow-throated scrubwren - Eastern yellow robin - Rufous fantail - Golden whistler - Eastern whipbird - Noisy pitta - Regent bowerbird - Emerald dove - Rose-crowned fruit dove - Green catbird - Paradise riflebird - Wompoo fruit-dove

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