|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Australasian Babbler (Pomatostomidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Chestnut-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)|
|This Photo:||🔍Top of Head🔎|
Thank you Petra Hanke for confirming the id of this species for us
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.