Chestnut Quail-thrush
Chick
Ellura
Chestnut Quail-thrush
Juvenile
 
    
Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Quail-thrush (Cinclosomatidae)
Species: Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotum)
This Photo:     Chick hiding in a Bush
Other name: Chestnut Backed Quail-thrush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Runs a lot. Easily confused with babbler, but much prettier when it stops.
Females have a blue-grey breast. In the males, the grey is replaced with a solid black, which contrasts with the white. White under, dark chestnut back.
A family regularly visits while we take a coffee break. They no longer seem too bothered by our presence.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Oct-2012
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)