Here’s hoping for more whistlers

A male Rufous Whistler has been singing with abandon for the past few weeks. Here is the female, doing the hard yards incubating. The nest was found about three metres above the ground in a Plane Tree. With luck we’ll have some young whistlers to bolster the local Wyndham Street population.

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Rufous Whistler (female) – incubating, Wyndham Street Newstead, 9th November 2015.

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Common Bronzewing (female)

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2 responses to “Here’s hoping for more whistlers

  1. The Rufous Whistler families are keeping the standard of bird song high here in Baringhup. We wake to their vibrant music!

  2. It’s easy to be mesmerised by the colours on their wings, but I think the facial markings of the common bronzewing are delightful. 🙂

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