Australian Golden Whistler
Sounds & Calls
Adult male Australian Golden Whistler
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On the Australian mainland, adult males are striking, with a vibrant yellow underside, olive-green back, black head and collar, and white throat. Females on the other hand are mostly dull grey, often with a rufous tinge to the secondary feathers on the wing and a buff or yellowish wash to the belly and undertail coverts.
The song of this species is rich and varied, and is a common sound of the Australian bush, especially in spring and summer. A typical song phrase consists of a series of loud, sharp whistles and oftens ends with a whipcrack-like note.