Male, Spying an Insect
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Quail-thrush (Psophodidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotum)|
|This Photo:||Male, Back|
|Other name:||Chestnut Backed Quail-thrush|
Thank you IndraBone, John Oliver & Owen Lishmund for confirming the id of this species for us
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The males like to get up onto a low branch and call. A bit like Bronze-wings, but a much higher frequency. Instead of sitting still they then rotate. From the distance the volume goes up and down as they turn and call in different directions. On this day, there were 4 of them on the same branch. Have never seen more than one doing it before.
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.