Back (being silly)
Having a shower
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Australasian Babbler (Pomatostomidae)|
|Species:||Chestnut-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
While checking the reserve, these two suddenly fell in front of us on the track going hard at it.
One assumes they are male.
We jumped out and proceeded to take photo's as we walked up to them.
They completely ignored us until we were within metres.
A truly amazing spectacle
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very similar to the more common white-browed babbler. Easy to miss-identify.
However the white lines on the back guarantee Chestnut-crowned vs white-browed.
Both have white tips on their tails making them look like fan-tails when they fly.
Generally run, skip and hop along the ground. A sentry sits up in a nearby bush to warn those on the ground of danger.