A Golden Whistler?

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tarkineus's picture
A Golden Whistler?

In another post I had some discussion with Denis and others over the ID of this bird. Well here it is again so I'd be happy if anyone can say definitively what it is.

smeedingo2's picture

HI Tark
Not noing mate but nice shots PS. For a guess it looks robinish.

GeorgeP's picture

I can't see that it can be anything else, Tark. There is a Tas race(according to Simpson and Day field guide) but no illustration or details re differences b/n Tas race and other races.


Melbourne, VIC

Raoul's picture

No idea but a great shot anyways..

Birdgirl2009's picture

Don't know either but great shots. He has nice eyes


Ahhh yeah,little grey bird maybe.
Nice shots mate.
Jokes aside,I think female Whistler.

tarkineus's picture

dingo, wel thanks for looking anyway, mate.
George, yes, I was pretty certain that it was a Golden Whistler as I recognised it as the same bird I shot on Bruny Is. a few weeks back. I just didn't want to open my mouth too wide lest my foot ended up where tongue should be.
Raoul, Thanks mate.
Birdgirl, Yes, I was lucky again to get such a clean shot. It flitted from tree to tree perching just a few seconds on each.
Tassie, I thought it might be a female as it differs slightly from the Bruny Is. one.

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