Bird ID

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Subject: Bird ID
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2018 21:22:36 +0000

David, What you have seen is a Rufous Whistler, and possibly a young bird.


On 8/04/2018 8:54 PM, Dr David Rosalky wrote:

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. 


David Rosalky

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