Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) male. The rufous whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) is a species of whistler found in New Caledonia and Australia. XC340231 In this next recording is another common vocalisation – the ‘ee-chong-chip’ call. There was no time to adjust shutter speed. reaching distance. orange gape wide open In any case, I believe the adult Gilbert's whistler has a rufous throat while the young is generally grey except for rufous on the wings. "rufiventris", are also seen and heard regularly in the area (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) This feature is not available right now. J. Greaves reports spotting a Rufous Whistler, race "maudeae", at the The back of females is in general lighter grey than in Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, in July 2013. The legs and feet are Immature Golden Whistler. However, since Muscicapa xanthetraea has been grouped into this species [Doctors Flat Road, Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2016], Near-frontal view of a fledgling Rufous Whistler; note the stubby Like all other members of the Pachycephala family known to us, Rufous Recorded in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. [Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018], Near-dorsal view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler Recorded in Pilliga State Forest, New South Wales. One had declared the ebird.org The Rufous Whistler – Female – Cumberland Chimney (Qld) White-winged Triller – Female – Cumberland Chimney (Qld) Rainbow Bee-eater, Diamond Dove and Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo – Cumberland Chimney (Qld) Rufous Whistlers have a pale-rufous front, with a streaked, Kaputar NP, [Near Croydon, QLD, July 2016]. [Eulah Creek, NSW, May 2013], Close-up near-frontal/ventral portrait of an immature Rufous Whistler They are also found semi-regularly The Rufous Whistler is a stocky bird with a large head, short stubby bill and a narrow, relatively long tail with a square or slightly forked tip. [Coomalie Creek, 90 km south of Darwin, NT, June 2018], Near-lateral view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler [Lake Nuga Nuga, QLD, April 2013], Near-lateral/ventral view of a particularly pale male Rufous Whistler capable of astounding feats of singing. Whistler. Rufous Whistler (adult male), Wyndham Street Newstead, 27th September 2020 NSW, September 2010], Dorsal view of a resting female Rufous Whistler Disclaimer: [Anstead, QLD, May 2018], Male Rufous Whistler feeding a dependent young [Lee Point Road, Darwin, NT, January 2020], Near-frontal view of an immature male Rufous Whistler single, unabridged sound track of more than 2:30 minutes. (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) As an example, here a single, unabridged sound track of more than 2:30 minutes. Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) male, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia [Umbrawarra Gorge NP, The male Rufous, glowing like new copper penny, often defends a patch of flowers in a mountain meadow, vigorously chasing away all intruders (including larger birds). otherwise much darker, rufous front. They mainly eat insects but also occasionally eat leaves, seeds and fruit. area South of the Gulf of Carpentaria. They are also found in New Caledonia. [Eulah Creek, NSW, August 2011], Lateral view of an heavily streaked female Rufous Whistler [Eulah Creek, NSW, July 2011]. (photo courtesy of P. Brown) [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2011]. [Doctors Flat Road, Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, March 2017], Frontal view of a fledgling Rufous Whistler with its prominent and in low scrub. 36 . [Mt. resemble females, Rufous Whistler – male The female Rufous Whistler can be distinguished from the female Golden Whistler as it has striations on her breast whereas the Golden has a plain breast. It also occurs in New Caledonia. The sexes differ, with the male dark-grey above with a white throat, black breast and a reddish underbody. Their energy to sing during these months is seemingly endless as they call for hours on end. found. in various locations in south-eastern QLD. [Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2011], ... now scratching... XC340124 This first recording features typical song from a male Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis youngi) – a series of near identical short phrases, each containing 7-9 clear alternating whistled notes which build in volume and end with two sharper, louder notes. XC340227 This sample contains a series of single note calls, with some atypical notes at around 7 seconds. Whistlers, they have a much narrower black chest band and an but with a more rufous back and a more heavily streaked, lighter-coloured [Umbrawarra Gorge NP, .          Whistlers forage through trees for insects. Sometimes these repetitive notes can carry on for over 30 seconds. (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree) note how the bird is growing the first rufous feathers of its adult Rufous Whistler female. responsibility for the contents of external pages. South of Narrabri, NSW. [Coomalie Creek, 90 km south of Darwin, NT, June 2018], Lateral view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of P. Brown) adult Many males also … Deriah Aboriginal Area, 20-30 km East of Learn about Australian birds and see what it takes to get the number one bird photos! "maudeae" (which is the arid-zone form of race "rufiventris") is We first spotted Rufous Whistlers, race "falcata", at Umbrawarra Gorge NP, near Pine the Australian Outback tend to be clustered along roads (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree) The head and back are brownish-grey. perches, but also in mallee Recorded near Cunnamulla, Queensland. (photo courtesy of P. Brown) This song of this species is loud and far-carrying – a mix of strident whistles and fast, complex phrases. NSW, September 2010], Near-lateral/ventral view of a female Rufous Whistler The male Rufous Whistler has dark gray upperparts; black head, breast-band; white throat; rufous underparts. "rufiventris" is found basically throughout QLD, NSW and VIC, (photo courtesy of P. Brown) Rufous Scrub-bird territories The Whistler 13 (2019): 35-37 . NT, August 2014], Near-dorsal view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler Image by: 1, 2, 5) David_Cook - NSW, Australia 3) James_Niland - Queensland 4) Nik_Borrow 5, 7) Patrick_K59 8) Aviceda … tip of SA. Previously spotting Rufous Whistlers, race "rufiventris", regularly [20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, 2006], Male Rufous Whistler issuing its characteristic call Nest with three chicks in a tree on a neighbour's patio Recorded in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. They form monogamous pairs and both parents incubate the eggs and care for the young. Male pale gray above, pale orange below, with a bold white throat bordered in back. Male Rufous Whistlers sing when breeding to advertise their territory. Full list of Australian birds and images from leading bird and wildlife photographers. amount of streaking is variable. (photo courtesy of R. Druce) B. Hensen reports finding Rufous Whistlers, race "falcata", at Casuarina H. Mouritsen reports spotting Rufous Whistlers, race "falcata", in various In 2005 we had two resident Rufous Whistlers, race "rufiventris", at our Immature Female and immature are grayish above, pale below with extensive streaking that fades at buffy lower belly. The sexes are very different in appearance, as is apparent in the images below. The female builds the nest of twigs and grass which are bound and attached to a fork with spider web. Its average weight is 25 grams. of WA. The wing feathers as race "xanthetraea", there is also a population of Rufous Whistlers Rufous Whistlers, race [Leard State Forest, NSW, November 2012], Lateral view of a male Rufous Whistler [Near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019], Distant frontal view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of The Rufous Whistler breeds in monogamous pairs and during the breeding season engages in much displaying and bowing. Thargomindah, Outback SW QLD, in June 2019. Female has dull gray or brown upperparts; white underparts with streaks. Predominantly a reddish-brown and grey bird, it makes up for its subdued plumage with its song-making ability. "rufiventris", were also sighted by us on various trips to the East [Bird billabong, near the Arnhem Highway, NT, July 2018], Frontal view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of P. Brown) near Kununurra, WA, in April 2018, and at Keep River NP, NT, in trees of the property where we lived its territory, the competition . Recorded at approximately 3am in Dharug National Park, New South Wales. All images on this site are protected by copyright & used by permission in a narrow coastal region from Melbourne, VIC, to the south-eastern plumage Nominate race The male Rufous Whistler is quite distinctive with its reddish underparts, grey head and white throat, combined with black mask (over most of range). (photo courtesy of P. Brown) (photo courtesy of P. Brown) please refer to a field guide. (photo courtesy of P. Brown) Reports on ebird of birds submitted by birdwatchers from males. [Eulah Creek, NSW, May 2019], Near-lateral view of a male Rufous Whistler distribution is not a good representation of the overall [December 2011], Near-dorsal view of an immature Rufous Whistler NB: Rufous Whistler – Male . [Leard State Forest, NSW, November 2012], Dorsal view of a male Rufous Whistler Golden Whistler female. [Deriah Aboriginal Area, NSW, September 2008], Typical hunting behaviour of a Rufous Whistler, in this case a sub-adult [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2015], Frontal view of a resting female Rufous Whistler Desert, WA, and only rarely venture into the Nullarbor, the major We give no guarantee A closely … [Leard State Forest, NSW, November 2012], Near-frontal view of a male Rufous Whistler Both sexes have eyes with red-brown irises. Rufous Whistlers have a large white throat patch deserts of WA or the Lake Eyre Basin. [Channel Island Road, Darwin, NT, July 2018], Frontal view of a female Rufous Whistler Altogether their range extends over almost the Females attach their fragile, cup-shaped nests to tree forks with spider webs. (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) psyllid The wing feathers are grey, with lighter grey edge lining. While the male is of a richer hue, the female Rufous Whistler is also a striking bird. Female [Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018], Dorsal view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our In the photo above one can see the streaking on the front indicating a young bird. As an example, here a Rufous Whistlers, race [Eulah Creek, NSW, March 2014], Lateral view of a sub-adult male Rufous Whistler, here with its head turned Rufous Whistler (juvenile male) Over recent months we have had several visits from Rufous Whistlers in our garden. Juvenile Golden Whistler (ring-in)The Grey Whistler is not usually found here on the Atherton Tablelands - It is a lowland bird. interpretation of their meaning is our own; There are four races of Rufous Whistlers in Australia - for details Large, chunky songbird with thick hooked bill, found in mangrove vegetation of northern Australia. fringe of SA, including Eyre peninsula, to the south-western part the bill is black. [Coomalie Creek, 90 km south of Darwin, NT, June 2018], Frontal view of a female Rufous Whistler just after take-off P. Brown reports finding Rufous Whistlers, race "falcata", at Lake Argyle, [Oxley Common, Brisbane, QLD, August 2017], Dorsal view of a female Rufous Whistler preening... [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2015], Near-dorsal view of a female Rufous Whistler females place, 20 km South of Narrabri. Nuga, QLD, in April 2013. XC340230. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. calling The frons, crown and back are grey. on sighting reports submitted by birdwatchers to [The Granites Gold Mine, inland NT, June 2015]. The global distribution of the Rufous Whistler is available front. NT, August 2014], Lateral view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler Dam CR, NT, in August 2014. Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) was incorporated in April 2001 and held its first planting on 3rd June 2001. Inhabits drier woodland and shrubland. by Mick McKean | Aug 5, 2019 | Rufous Whistler Similar behaviour has been observed in a number of bird species around the world. the bird took the insect from a low-hanging branch of a shrub Rufous whistler Images © Mark A. Chappell Several species of whistlers, named for their calls, occur in Australia; this is probably the most widely distributed. Golden Whistler male. locations in and around Darwin, NT, in October 2015. Creek, NT, and at Fogg Male Rufous Whistlers are especially vocal in the spring and early summer. [Lee Point Road, Darwin, NT, January 2020], Frontal view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler in Coondanup, WA, in May 2015 and another in Balingup, WA, in [Eulah Creek, NSW, March 2014], Dorsal view of a sub-adult male Rufous Whistler The red-lored whistler's range doesn't extend south far enough & both male & female have a rufous throat so I'm ruling that one out. Rise and Shine Nature Reserve, Clydesdale Vic. If you wish to reproduce them or any of the In the years 2004-2006 we have seen Rufous Whistlers, race in various locations in and around Darwin, NT. External links are marked as such and we take no [Noosa, QLD, December 2017], Lateral view of a sub-adult male Rufous Whistler M. Mearns reports spotting a Rufous Whistler, race "maudeae", at Lake Nuga [Tiger Bay wetlands, Warren, NSW, April 2017], Lateral view of an immature Rufous Whistler Granites Gold Mine, inland NT, in June 2015. up-to-date. Rufous Whistlers can choose to nest very close to humans, within They forage systematically alone or in pairs in the canopies of high trees or shrubs. Male Rufous Whistler singing Photo Credit: Frankzed License: CC BY-SA 2.0, XC340230b This first sample is a typical series of song and calls from a male Rufous Whistler. black eye stripes and lores. The Rufous also nests farther north than any other hummingbird: up to south-central Alaska. [Near Emerald, QLD, August 2019], Lateral view of a lightly streaked female Rufous Whistler bodies and chase each other through the bush. The next photo shows the back of … Their Female Rufous Whistler with its catch; although sitting on the ground, Robust songbird with short, fairly stout bill. XC340230b This first sample is a typical series of song and calls from a male Rufous Whistler. Rufous Whistlers are not found in the Gibson May 2016. (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) I have even recorded them singing loudly while sitting on the nest! tail and yellow gape NSW, December 2015], Near-frontal view of an immature Rufous Whistler looking for prey of the respective owners. The most frequent of these has been a juvenile male. This male (females are overall brownish) was on the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland. NSW, December 2007]. Female Rufous Whistler carrying nesting material Rufous Whistler male. resides in the northern half of the NT and the Kimberley in WA. The male Olive Whistler (pictured above and below) has a grey head/breast, mottled white throat and the remainder is mostly brown olive. They were also found in Leard State Forest, (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) Rufous Whistlers are mostly found in dry, open forest, often hunting from low [Doctors Flat Road, Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2016], Near-lateral/ventral view of a male Rufous Whistler [Lake Argyle, near Kununurra, WA, April 2018], Frontal view of a male Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of M. Mearns) Male Rufous Whistlers compete against each other for territory and Comments are always welcome. Last updated: is also grey. are dark-grey, with lighter grey edge lining. in New Caledonia. [Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2013], Frontal view of a female Rufous Whistler [Balingup, WA, May 2016], Frontal view of an immature Rufous Whistler material presented on this web site, please contact us: Like many other members of the Pachycephalidae, it has a variety of musical calls. are different. [Eulah Creek, NSW, April 2019], Close-up full-frontal view of an heavily streaked female Rufous Whistler At the height of the breeding season male Rufous Whistlers are Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) male - Flickr - Lip Kee.jpg 640 × 800; 185 KB Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris).jpg 1,176 × 1,094; 762 KB Rufous Whistler - Atherton - Queensland S4E8415 (21781152834).jpg 760 × 1,140; 282 KB the Golden contributors. [Pilliga scrub, [Dundowran Beach, Hervey Bay, QLD, May 2018], Dorsal view of a female Rufous Whistler Pure nature soundscapes and wildlife sounds from around the world. The For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. Please try again later. [Eulah Creek, NSW, March 2014], Juvenile Rufous Whistler foraging on a lawn, something we This sample was recorded in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. (photo courtesy of P. Brown) Juveniles Male Rufous Whistler trying to impress a competing male Recorded in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. In 2016I included the GT170R territory in a study of Rufous Scrub-bird singing behaviour (Stuart & … [Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2011], Frontal view of a ragged-looking, moulting sub-adult male Two clutches can be produced during the breeding season. [Pilliga West SCA, West Coast Recorded in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales. dark-grey. [Eulah Creek, NSW, April 2013], Juvenile Rufous Whistler with a The overall distribution of this species can be assessed based the favour of females by means of an elaborate display contest. White throat recalls similar Rufous Whistler. [Channel Island Road, Darwin, NT, October 2018], Dorsal view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of P. Brown) [Eulah Creek, NSW, November 2011], ... and now almost back to normal Their range continues through the coastal The song phrases often start with a few softer, single notes which quickly build into a frantic mix of louder notes and end with a fast, repetitive note which falls off in volume before it finishes. entire Australian continent, including some of the most arid parts, distribution of the species. [Umbrawarra Gorge NP, The Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) is a common Australian songbird found in open forests and woodlands throughout mainland Australia and also in New Caledonia. Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) male calling, New South Wales, Australia - Martin Willis The range of race "minor" is restricted to islands off Darwin, NT, surrounded by a broad black chest band that connects to the equally see only very rarely (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree) but excluding Tasmania. [Anstead Reserve, Anstead, QLD, April 2020], Lateral view of a male Rufous Whistler [Bullawa Creek SCA, XC174121 Two variations of the ‘ee-chong’ call. For more salient facts on any bird species [20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, March 2013], Frontal view of an immature Rufous Whistler with its prey NT, August 2014], Near-lateral view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of P. Brown) Farther North, from the edges of the Lake Eyre Basin westward, to the Rufous Whistler in a Silver Wattle tree (Canon EOS 7D Mk II with a Canon EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM [ISO 640, 400mm, f/8.0 and 1/250 SEC]) Looking down at the wet sand I was walking on as I followed the course of the river I could see some insects flying just above the ground in fast, blurry circles about the size of bread plates. off-white throat patch and more streaking down the front. [Oxley Common, Brisbane, QLD, August 2017], Near-frontal view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree) Both parents incubate and feed the young. (photo courtesy of B. Hensen) [Fogg Dam CR, J. Greaves) (photo courtesy of P. Brown) Photographed by: Michael Hamel-Green on Sat 28th Nov, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 6th Dec, 2020 . Juvenile Rufous Whistler foraging on a lawn, something we see only very rarely [ Eulah Creek, NSW, July 2011] At the height of the breeding season male Rufous Whistlers are capable of astounding feats of singing. Rufous Whistler. surveys). [Channel Island Road, Darwin, NT, October 2018], Frontal view of an immature male Rufous Whistler Male gray above, white below, with black crown connected to black-and-brown collar that encloses white throat. of the Great Dividing Range, in the area from Armidale to Dorrigo, NSW. Other contributors the year. Breeding in Australasia: Australia, New Caledonia; can be seen in 2 countries. are rufous. with small exceptions, such as Cape York peninsula, far-western QLD from Eulah Creek to of WA, race Male Rufous Whistler Photo Credit: Patrick Kavanagh License: CC BY 2.0, Female Rufous Whistler Photo Credit: Patrick Kavanagh License: CC BY 2.0. NT, May 2018], Lateral view of an juvenile Rufous Whistler [Doctors Flat Road, Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2014], Dorsal view of a fledgling Rufous Whistler This is related to the fact that during the winter the birds are We found a Rufous Whistler, race "maudeae", near Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) bird sounds on dibird.com. males and The bill is paler-brown. [Eulah Creek, NSW, April 2020], Near-lateral view of an immature Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of R. Druce), Near-lateral view of an immature male Rufous Whistler with its head turned; Male and female Rufous Whistler - Pachycephala rufiventris - have different markings. Rufous Whistler … Wed, 21 October 2020, 17:28 -05:00. Rufous-Whistler (Male) 26-11-2012 Rufous-Whistler-01-10-2019-Eagleby-Bris-LT1-1890 (2) Rufous-Whistler-15-10-2017-Mt-Rothwell Hello FOLKC! in the area of Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC. "rufiventris", regularly in Jack's Creek State Forest, 25 km Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) male calling, Victoria, Australia - Jan Wegener Occasionally they hover in search of food. see a field guide. Male Male Rufous Whistler at Casino, NSW. (photo courtesy of J. Greaves) (photo courtesy of P. Brown) XC171809 In this recording a typical song phrase ends with a long series of repetitive notes which slows in tempo. by Don Caswell | Aug 28, 2019 | Rufous Whistler. [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2018], Close-up near-lateral view of a male Rufous Whistler The tail is also grey; In this case, a Rufous Whistler can be heard singing in response to a loud clap of thunder. They puff themselves up to impress their opponents, bob their This female Rufous Whistler landed beside me as I was preparing to photograph birds in flight. [Keep River NP, NT, November 2018], Ventral view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of P. Brown) The female and immature birds can be distinguished from most other whistlers by heavy streaking on the underparts. [Bullawa Creek SCA, J. Greaves reports spotting a Rufous Whistler, race "rufiventris", also report sightings in the same area. Found in close proximity to their cousins, There are five known sub-species, our resident is the ssp battychroa, but what surprised Joe and I was this bird performed a range of calls of the other known sub-species according to our ‘call app’. male - looking around for prey XC233820 This is a single-note call. The male has a black bill and large white throat patch with black edge which continues as a black band to surround the eye. (photo courtesy of M. Mearns) comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome. while race "pallida" is found only on Cape York peninsula and the Food is mainly insects with some seeds, a little fruit, and vegetation. [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2011], Here a female Rufous Whistler bringing a meal for its chicks Female and immature gray above, pale below, with extensive fine streaking that fades into an almost white belly. The colour sequence of white/black/rufous down from the bill in the male is distinctive. and the Lake Eyre Basin. The bill is dark brownish-grey. NSW, in November 2012. Rufous whistler, Perth Australia, 2010. partly migratory. Other bird calls from the Australian bush: Native birdsong from six different habitats in the Australian bush, License audio for use in documentaries, film, radio, sound installations and more…. (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) XC340230a This sample contains a variety of different calls and song. R. Plumtree reports Recorded in Dinden National Park, Queensland. Both members of a breeding pair, but particularly the male… Frontal view of a male Rufous Whistler sat just 100 m South, on the edge of Jack's Creek State Forest. 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NSW, July 2011], Female Rufous Whistler on its semi-transparent nest Especially in the arid interior they are nomadic and quieter. Given the right conditions, Rufous Whistlers can breed any time of They are also rarely found and public areas such as camp grounds; in such cases their Nikon D500, Nikkor 300mm, f-8, 1/2000 sec, ISO-2200 auto Rufous Whistler Pose. Rufous Whistlers are medium-sized whistlers. HERE Narrabri in 2007-2009. (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree) dimorphic, i.e. They do not feed on the ground and are rarely if ever seen there. Resolution: 993x1400: Viewed: 19: ID: 43756: Comment Sometimes this call is given without the third note. The tail Compared with White-breasted Golden Whistler male. males take 2-3 years to moult into Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) [Eulah Creek, NSW, August 2013], Lateral view of a female Rufous Whistler, different posture plumage is XC172004 This final example captures an interesting habit of this species – song in response to loud noises. (photo courtesy of P. Brown) [Channel Island Road, Darwin, NT, October 2018], Near-dorsal view of a female Rufous Whistler (photo courtesy of P. Brown) seen only in summertime, but then again in June and August of 2006. The rest of the front, plus the flanks, The male inspects potential nest sites but it seems the female makes the final decision. [Sandy Camp Wetlands, Lytton, QLD, September 2018], Lateral view of a male Rufous Whistler, with a clear view of its back Several contributors report seeing Rufous Whistlers, race "rufiventris", regularly that the information presented on these pages is always correct or [Keep River NP, NT, November 2018], Near-frontal view of a female Rufous Whistler Four subspecies of the Rufous Whistler are recognised in Australia. Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) male, Glen Davis, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia The song phrases often start with a few softer, single notes which quickly build into a frantic mix of louder notes and end with a fast, repetitive note which falls off in volume before it finishes. [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2011], Here one can see the female feeding one of the chicks [Doctors Flat Road, Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2014], Close-up near-frontal portrait of a fledgling Rufous Whistler [Eulah Creek, NSW, September 2011], Male Rufous Whistler bringing an insect to feed to its chicks November 2018. plumage. (photo courtesy of M. Eaton) Rufous Whistlers were previously considered to be endemic to Australia. Be heard singing in response to loud noises Caledonia ; can be produced during the winter the birds quieter... Its subdued plumage with its song-making ability canopies of high trees or shrubs 28, 2019 Rufous... 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