Juvenile Robin?

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abulharith3
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Juvenile Robin?

Hi all

This one was in the Royal National Park. It looks like a robin of some sort, Maybe a juvenile. Any ideas?

HelloBirdy
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Whistler of some sort

Ryu
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pacman
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Hello, I had to check that Royal National Park is south of Sydney

suggest Olive Whistler or female Rufous Whistler, leaning towards OW but pic is not the best

Peter

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It appears to be yellowish under the tail, my guess would be female Golden Whistler, could be just a trick of light though. 

LM

abulharith3
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Ide go with Snail. It does have a yellow underpart. Its clear in the picure. The picture I have is quite high definition but is too large to upload as is so I have to resize it. Thanks for the replies

HelloBirdy
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In my mind, the throat is far too clearly defined and the front too buffy to be a Golden Whistler. 

My best bet, like Peter, would be either an Olive Whistler or a young or just scruffy male Rufous Whistler

Ryu
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HelloBirdy wrote:

In my mind, the throat is far too clearly defined and the front too buffy to be a Golden Whistler. 

My best bet, like Peter, would be either an Olive Whistler or a young or just scruffy male Rufous Whistler

Olive Whistler highly unlikely in RNP and it definitely looks more yellow than buff to my eyes. I see what you mean about the defined throat though, maybe scruffy young male golden Whistler ?..  Any other photos or a way to post the larger high res file?

LM

abulharith3
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I have a picture of its back this might help

abulharith3
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Here I played around with some tools!

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The more I look at this bird, and after a bit of research I agree on Olive Whistler. The Olive Whistlers that I am familiar with up here in northern NSW occur only in high altitude beech forests which is why I thought it would be unlikely in RNP, but I read today that the southern Olive Whistlers also occur in coastal forest. I could only find one ebird record for Olive Whistler from RNP, so altough uncommon it is certainly a real possibility. 

LM

abulharith3
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Thanks for all the replies. I could possibly email the higher resolution pictures if anyone is interested. I might also go and see if i can picture it again as I read that they are mainly sedentary animals. I remember the exact shrub where I pictured it!

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