Zenfolio | Roger MacKertich Photography | Golden Whistler

Though Golden Whistlers sometimes perch quietly among the foliage of trees or shrubs, the males are often noticeable by their rich, golden plumage, extending from their underparts and in a collar around the bird’s neck, contrasting with a jet-black hood and a white throat patch. The female whistler is drab by comparison, greyish and indistinct. Even if they are not seen, their beautiful whistled song carries on the wind for hundreds of metres, and is a common sound in the Australian bush throughout spring and summer.
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