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Pachycephala olivacea

5 Olive Whistler at Tallaganda State Forest

Pachycephala olivacea at Tallaganda State Forest - 10 May 2021
Pachycephala olivacea at Tallaganda State Forest - 10 May 2021
Pachycephala olivacea at Tallaganda State Forest - 10 May 2021
Pachycephala olivacea at Tallaganda State Forest - 10 May 2021
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Identification history

Pachycephala olivacea 13 May 2021 natureguy
Pachycephala olivacea 12 May 2021 natureguy
Pachycephala pectoralis 12 May 2021 trevsci

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I've added a few more photos if that helps too.

4 comments

natureguy wrote:
   12 May 2021
Looks more like an Olive to me, also quite possible given location. Will see what others think
Liam.m wrote:
   12 May 2021
I agree. Olive whistler.
trevsci wrote:
   13 May 2021
I've added a few more photos if that helps too.
natureguy wrote:
   13 May 2021
Yeah the ground-dwelling habit of the bird is much more reminiscent of Olive Whistler, as it mainly forages on the ground and rarely forages above mid-understorey, and is quite secretive. Golden Whistler which is more of a mid-understorey to canopy species and much more prevalent and active. The white throat is another good indicator of Olive Whistler.

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  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 10 May 2021 01:58 PM Recorded on
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