Red-lored Whistler (species: Pachycephala rufogularis) in Cocoparra NP (Gaia Guide)
Pachycephala rufogularis
Red-lored Whistler

©NSW Government, Australia: Red-lored Whistler (Pachycephala rufogularis)

©Ron Knight: Red-lored Whistler (Pachycephala rufogularis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Pachycephalidae
Genus Pachycephala
Species Pachycephala rufogularis
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 20.5 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

The Red-lored Whistler is generally restricted to the "Big Desert" or "Ninety-mile Desert" country of south-eastern South Australia and western Victoria, but which is now regularly observed north of the River Murray (at Gluepot Reserve, South Australia) and at Round Hill Nature Reserve in outback New South Wales, and has been recorded from Pinkawillinnie Conservation Park (near Kimba, Eyre Peninsula), and in the vicinity of Adelaide, from where the type specimen was allegedly collected. In every case, the habitat is Mallee Woodland (Wikipedia).


Their colouration and behaviour makes them particularly difficult to spot.

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