Pachycephala rufiventris

Pachycephala rufiventris

Pachycephala rufiventris

(Rufous Whistler)

FAMILY

Pachycephalidae

Species

Pachycephala rufiventris

Common name

Rufous Whistler

Main colour

Grey

Distinctive feature

Black band at base of breast then pale rusty-rufous colour in male, size 17 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This nomadic bird is quite common on the Townsville campus. In the male, a grey head and back and tail, there is a white band at the base of the chest and the abdomen is rufous-coloured. The female is a duller olive-grey, and the underparts are buff-coloured with darker streaks particularly on the breast. Legs and feet dark grey, eyes brown, bill dark grey.