RUFOUS WHISTLER FACTS
The male Rufous Whistler dark-grey above with a white throat, black breast and a reddish underbody. Many males also have a black face mask (except in northern subspecies). Females are dull grey to brown, with streaked underparts. Young birds are much redder than adults and have heavily streaked underparts.
forests, woodlands, shrublands, gardens and treed farmland.
insects, and sometimes seeds, fruit or leaves
nest is a shallow bowl, made of twigs, grass and bark, bound with spider web and lined with fine grass. The nest is built in fork in a bush or tree. Lays 2-3 eggs
throughout mainland Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Rufous Whistler|
Relatives in same Genus
Mangrove Golden Whistler (P. melanura)
Olive Whistler (P. olivacea)
Golden Whistler (P. pectoralis)
Grey Whistler (P. simplex)