Male, Spying an Insect
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Species:||Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotum)|
|This Photo:||Male, Head|
|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.