Help on identification

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Subject: Help on identification
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 23:49:21 +0000
Surely obviously a Rufous Whistler. With some edits below. Some discussion as 
to age or sex. But being a likely immature does not make it not also a 


-----Original Message-----From: Birding-Aus 
 On Behalf Of Geoff Ryan        
Sent: Monday, 2 October, 2017 6:43 AM
To:  Subject: [Birding-Aus] Bird identification

I think it could be an immature Rufous Whistler. I think the orange bill is
deceptive as it is created by the sun light shining through the immature
bird's bill. Will be interested to see other interpretations.


Hi Martin, Whilst I agree that it is a Rufous Whistler, because the bill is 
yellow rather than black, I would favour juvenile rather than adult.


Mike Carter, 03 5977 1262
181/160 Mornington-Tyabb Road
Mornington, VIC 3931, Australia  

-----Original Message-----From: Birding-Aus 
 On Behalf Of martin cachard
Sent: 1 October 2017 1:13 PM    To: David Jackson;   
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Help on identification

Hi David,

your image is of an adult female Rufous Whistler.


martin cachard, solar whisper cruises, Daintree River.

& Trinity Beach, Cairns-----
Original Message-----From: Birding-Aus 
 On Behalf Of Peter Morgan
Sent: Sunday, 1 October, 2017 5:22 PM   To: David Jackson Cc: 
       Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Help on 

Juvenile Rufous Whistler?

Peter and Bev Morgan

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> On 1 Oct 2017, at 12:38 pm, David Jackson <> wrote:
> I hope it is OK to post this mail.
> Could anyone help me with the identification of the bird captured in the
> attached photo?  Taken 28 September at Dangars Falls area of the Oxley Wild
> Rivers National Park.  Bird is circa 14 cm.
> Many thanks in advance
> David M Jackson

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