|Golden Whistler Pachycephala
The Golden Whistler is distributed in eastern and south-eastern Australia, Tasmania, south-western Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is found in a wide variety of habitats from rain forest to coastal scrub and gardens.
The male, seen here in the first 3 photos, is a stunning bird with his golden-yellow underparts and nape separated from a white throat by a black breastband. The head is also black while the mantle and back are olive-green.
Photos 4 to 6 show an immature at the end of February. It is similar to a female except that it has rufous on the wing feathers and a pale base to the bill.
|Compare these to photo 7 which shows a female. Note the yellow on the undertail coverts indicating that this
female belongs to the nominate sub-species. All other sub-species on mainland Australia have females with a white crissum.
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