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[Photo] Image of the Golden Whistler. John Gould (1804-81) The birds of Australia 1840-48. 7 vols. 600 plates Artists: J. Gould and E. Gould; Lithographer: E. Gould.
The Golden Whistler, Pachycephala pectoralis is a species of birds native to Australia and New Guinea. The male has a bright yellow underside, olive-green back and wings, and a black head with a yellow collar. The females do not have bright plumage and both sexes have red-brown eyes. Golden Whistlers have a strong, musical voice.
Habitat and Distribution
The Golden Whistler can be found in almost any wooded habitat, especially dense forests. Distribution of the Golden Whisler extends across Australia except parts of Western Australia. They can also be found in Tasmania, Indonesia, Fiji, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Golden Whistlers live in the same area for most of the year, but birds in the south-east migrate during winter months.
Golden Whistlers eat berries, insects, spiders, and small arthropods. They feed alone and obtain food from the lower to middle tree level.
Golden Whistlers breed between September and January. Male and female both work on the nest, which is a shallow bowl made of twigs, grass, and bark, and bound together with spider web. Only one brood is raised per season and both birds share incubation and care of young. Eggs hatch 15 days after they are laid and the young leave the nest after 12 days.
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