Chestnut Quail-thrush
Male, Front
Chestnut Quail-thrush
Male, Spying an Insect
Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotum)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, Head
Other name: Chestnut Backed Quail-thrush

Thank you Indra Bone, John Oliver & Owen Lishmund for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Aug-2014
This species is protected and classed as RA (Rare) under the National Parks & Wildlife, SA, Protection Act