Looks like a thornbill but I am not sure

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abeleski
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Looks like a thornbill but I am not sure

Saw it today. It did not seem to behave like a thornbill, was larger than a yellow thornbill and was walking along branches a bit like a treecreeper. It was also solo unlike yellow thornbills which when I see them are always in a group and making sounds. This one was silent while I was photographing it. Thanks.

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abeleski
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Andy
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What was the location?

My first thought was that it is a kind of robin (general impression of shape and size).

Andy
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But the third photo sort-of reminds me of a whistler...

abeleski
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It was in the Illawarra,NSW Andy. A little inland, not along the coast. Big trees all around.

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abeleski
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Just looked at other images of an Olive Whistler. May well be that Andy.Thanks.

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Windhover
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Definitely a Pachycephala of some kind (whistler). I think maybe an juvenile male Golden Whistler. Or a female or whichever. These bushbirds are a bit hard, I should really pay more attention. In any case, check Golden Whistler in your book Ace. :)

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It has the eye of a whistler and the right wing markings plus the yellow wash underneath at the rear.
Definitely a female GW I say

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Owen1
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I'm with birdie on this one. it is probably an immature GW because of the orange bands on the wing.

Cheers, Owen.

abeleski
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Thanks for all your help guys. After looking at numerous photos I agree its a golden whistler. Although it can be a young male or a female right?

Akos: You guys and girls and google are my book. I have only just got into birding. Don't really have an ID book. What I normally do is try and use birdfinder, then when I think I have found it I look at google images for that bird name and make sure its what I got. :)

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Owen1
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Alex it sure cn be a young male or female but the males s=don't get their colours till later on. Good to see you have just gotten into birds and seem to be enjoying them.

Cheers, Owen.

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