Sunday, 25 April 2010

Rufous Whistler

A change of season (Autumn) brings the Rufous Whistler into our garden.

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Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) (Male)

These photos of the Female Rufous Whistler were taken on an earlier trip to Mullens Wader Roost.

14 comments:

mick said...

How nice that the bird came down for long enough for you to get some photos - your yard birds have been more interesting than mine this week!

eileeninmd said...

The Rufous Whistler is a pretty bird. Is it known for its whistling?

Bob Kaufman said...

Wonderful captures of the Rufous Whistler, Neil. The second photo is really a beauty!

Müge said...

The male and female are so different! A very interesting example of sexual dimorphism! Very nice photos!

Kelly said...

...a new bird for me! I love the combination of the white throat and the rosy belly. He's striking.

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly he is very nice to look at and his call is beautiful as well.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick, Eileen, Bob & Muge for your comments.

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Rufous Whistler Neil. You have some great birds visiting your yard!

Mosura said...

Nice one - would have been a new tick for me.

Neil said...

Thanks Larry & Mosura yes we do have a great variety of birds visiting our garden.

Snail said...

Great sighting, Neil. Must keep an eye out for them in the drier spots around here.

Neil said...

Thanks Snail hope you find some.

Wren said...

Great photos, great birds.

Neil said...

Thanks Wren glad you liked them.