Grey Shrike-thrush
Fledgling Profile
Grey Shrike-thrush
Juvenile Profile
Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica ssp harmonica)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Whistler (Pachycephalidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica ssp harmonica)
This Photo:     Juvenile Front

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli & David Mules for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Flinders Ranges and elsewhere
What a song. Pretty, but plain-coloured (grey shades)
Juveniles: rufous eye + breast markings.
Males have a white patch between the eyes and the beak (ie the lores). But this patch isn't easy to see, depending on lighting. So seeing a white lores means you have a male, while not seeing a white lores doesn't guarantee you have a female.
The female has a white eye ring.
Both genders sing, not just the male.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Dec-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)