Crested Bellbird
Male, front
Crested Bellbird
Male, back
Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Whistler (Pachycephalidae)
Species: Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis)
This Photo:     Male, profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Females are similar in appearance to a Grey Shrike-thrush.
Males are unmistakable with a white chin and black breast.
Their song is quite metallic and resonates through Ellura when they visit.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Jul-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)