Here's a juvenile Rufous WhistlerI love watching birds. Each is perfectly designed for what it has to do. It's fun to identify birds and birdsongs, animals, trees, wildflowers and bush orchids. Birds have different cries for breeding time, calling territory, warnings of danger, and just plain happy, glad-to-be-alive songs. I wish I could song and fly!
This is a juvenile Rufous Whistler. It was in the Tuart forest several years ago perched on a native peppermint, Agonis flexuosa. With a loud call, their song is distinctive, easy to recognize by a trained ear. One of my favourites.