Mystery Bird - photo

To: Andrew Ross <>
Subject: Mystery Bird - photo
From: Allan Richardson <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:36:11 +1100
It’s a Male Golden Whistler - the colour of the image is just off. There’s only two possible birds to choose from in the Blue Mountains that approach a hooded appearance and this bird is not a Rufous Whistler.

Happy birding


On 13 Jan 2021, at 11:44 am, Andrew Ross via Birding-Aus <> wrote:

Yes, but Rufous doesn’t have a black cap.
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Well the rufous call is very different to the Golden so given the inland location I'd now say Rufous minus rufous pigmentation, What's the word for 'lacking rufous':?.
Coastal whistlers have quite different calls.
Blackheath is in the Blue Mountains, 110km west of Sydney. Elevation around 1000m.
Yes, call heard clearly (and have it on video). To my ear it is carbon copy of Rufous Whistler.
Andrew Ross
No idea where Blackheath is ( I know the London one). Looks like a Golden minus yellow. Don't suppose you heard it call at all?
Here’s a snap (only slightly more than 200kb) of the bird seen at Blackheath 
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