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Rufous whistler        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Several species of whistlers, named for their calls, occur in Australia; this is probably the most widely distributed.   This male (females are overall brownish) was on the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland.
            A closely-related species from mesic forests is the golden whistler.

  • Canon 40D or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens or 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X extender, fill-in flash (2009, 2015)