Yes, I know. I hate these too, but …
On the lower slopes of Red Hill this afternoon, I saw a bird that I first thought was a Rufous Whistler, but as I thought about it, I realised that it wasn’t – at least I don’t think it was.
It was about the size of a whistler, but the characteristics didn’t gel. Its bill was sharper than I associate with a whistler. Its lower breast and belly were reddy-brown (quite rufous) but it was not a male RW – no mask. Also, it was
heavily streaked up its belly and breast right up under its chin. Its back and wings, as I recall, were greyish.
I admit to being stumped.