Western Whipbird

A slim bird some 21 - 25 cm in length, it is olive green with a black throat and a narrow white cheek-patch edged with black on its face. It has a small crest and a long dark olive-green tail tipped with white, its underparts are a paler olive colour. The bill is black with blackish feet. Juveniles are a duller olive-brown in colour and lack the white cheek stripes and dark throat.

The Western Whipbird is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Western Whipbird usually prefers mallee heath but at Cheynes Beach there is not much mallee and so they are most often in the hakea thickets. All three species spend most of their time on the ground and very seldom fly. The Western Whipbird commonly calls from two or three metres above ground while you may be fortunate to see the Western Bristlebird in the top of a very low bush or in the base of a mallee tree. More

The much rarer Western Whipbird, Psophodes nigrogularis, of southern and south-western Australia, has an olive-brown crest and a smaller white face patch. It is also smaller, measuring 22 to 24 cm. Where does it live? Distribution The range of the Eastern Whipbird is from northern Queensland to Victoria along the coastal band of eastern Australia. More

* Western Whipbird, Psophodes nigrogularis * Mallee Whipbird, Psophodes (nigrogularis) leucogaster * Chiming Wedgebill, Psophodes occidentalis * Chirruping Wedgebill, Psophodes cristatus The following species is sometimes also included: * Genus Ifrita * Blue-capped Ifrita, Ifrita kowaldi References - More

The Western Whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis) is a passerine bird found in several scattered populations across southern Australia. It is predominantly olive green in colour. A slim bird some 21 - 25 cm in length, it is olive green with a black throat and a narrow white cheek-patch edged with black on its face. It has a small crest and a long dark olive-green tail tipped with white, its underparts are a paler olive colour. The bill is black with blackish feet. More

Western Whipbird, Western Bristlebird and Noisy Scrub-bird so that you know what and where to look for them. However, the playing of tapes to attract birds at Two People's Bay is off limits as it makes it harder for censuses and other scientific studies to be taken of the threatened species. If you really want to see the three species, then I strongly recommend a tour with Simon Nevill of Falcon Tours. More

Scrub-robin, Western Whipbird (chance), Dusky Woodswallow (nesting), Red-eared Firetail. Mammals : Western Grey Kangaroo. The Stirling Range National Park is approximately 380km south east of Perth and 80km north of Albany via Chester Pass Road. I usually visit the Stirling Range from Albany by driving north on Chester Pass Road, or after Dryandra State Forest by driving south through Narrogin, Wagin, Katanning, Broomehill, Gnowangerup and (optionally) Borden. The Porongorups are about 45km north east of Albany. More

"Ecology of the Western Whipbird Psophodes nigrogularis in Western Australia." Emu 91 (1991): 145–157. Organizations: Birds Australia. 415 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123 Australia. Phone: +61 3 9882 2622. Fax: +61 3 98822677. E-mail: mail@birdsaustralia.com. More

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Western whipbird in habitat Western whipbird in habitatPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: black-throated whipbird, mallee whipbird Spanish: Timalo Occidental Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Eupetidae Genus More

Former Western Whipbird Site (S33° 49´ 40" E119° 16´ 01") - There is a partly overgrown track across the road from the parking spot. Walk about 50 metres along this track until you cross an overgrown firebreak. On this corner there is some mallee which is fairly open underneath. This area is the best place that I have seen Western Whipbird although I have missed on my last two visits. Walk slowly in this area until you hear it call. More

Western Whipbird Psophodes nigrogularis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Near Threatened Justification This species qualifies as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small population, divided into four subpopulations. The current overall population trend is unknown, but it is likely to be fluctuating locally owing to the impacts of wildfires. More

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Officially, the rare male Western Whipbird’s call is whit-chee-awheer- chwit. To which the equally rare female replies chwik-it-up. For Gordon and Margaret White of Marion Bay, the Western Whipbird’s signature tune is nothing like it looks here on paper. “But it is a very distinctive call,” Gordon says. “Once you hear it, it is imprinted on your mind.” There is a good chance that Gordon and Margaret have heard the Western Whipbird’s call more than anyone else. More

Western Whipbird - Psophodes nigrogularis Psophode à menton noir = Psophode à menton noir Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Patrick Ingremeau Site web : Impressions de Guyane Order : Passériformes Family : Psophodidae Species : Western Whipbird Age : Adult Reference: pain40863 Other pictures Date taken : 2007 Jan More

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Western Whipbird have loud ear catching songs. Other unique birds to this region such as Carnaby's and Baudin's Black-Cockatoos, Western Rosella, Red-capped Parrot, Rufous Treecreeper, Blue-breasted and Red-winged Fairy-wrens, Western Thornbill, Western Wattlebird, Western Spinebill, Western and White-breasted Robins and Red-eared Firetail are also included. Calls of many of the more common birds are also part of the overall presentation. Where possible, a range of calls of each species is presented. More

their smaller more olive/grey cousin the Western Whipbird who has 5 main populations in SA, Kangaroo Island, the western Victorian border & parts of WA. More

XC40637 :: Western Whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis oberon) = Recording data Recordist Mark Harper Date 22-10-2009 Time 09.00 Country Australia Location Fitzgerald River NP, WA Longitude E119.31'32" Latitude S33. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Eupetidae
Genus : Psophodes
Species : nigrogularis
Authority : Gould, 1844