Golden Whistler

Golden whistler male (Pachycephala pectoralis). Faber Castell PITT pastel pencils, Polychromos hard pastels and Sennelier soft pastels on sanded Colourfix paper. 12 x 9 in. Golden whistlers are always a pleasure to find in the wild - the males are so vibrant! The females are rather dull and nondescript in comparison, and are best identified by the shape of their beaks.