Olive Whistler (species: Pachycephala (Pachycephala) olivacea) in New England NP (Gaia Guide)
Pachycephala (Pachycephala) olivacea
Olive Whistler

©J.J. Harrison: Olive Whistler (Pachycephala (Pachycephala) olivacea)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Pachycephalidae
Genus Pachycephala
Species Pachycephala (Pachycephala) olivacea
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

They have an overall olive brown plumage with a streaked white throat. The male has a dark grey head, pale grey breast and red-tinged buff belly and rump. The female lacks the red tinge, and has brown underparts. The legs, bill and eyes of both sexes are a brown-black. (Wikipedia)


  • From 18 cm to 20 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

They are native to southeastern Australia. The Olive Whistler is found from the McPherson Range in far southeast Queensland south through New South Wales and into Victoria and southeastern South Australia, Flinders and King Island and Tasmania. The habitat is mainly wet forest, and Antarctic beech forest in northern New South Wales. (Wikipedia)


It is predominantly insectivorous.

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