Southern Crested Bellbird
Male, front
Southern Crested Bellbird
Male, profile
Southern Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis ssp gutturalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Bell Bird (Oreoididae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Southern Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis ssp gutturalis)
This Photo:     Male, front

Thank you John Oliver & David Mules for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Apr-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)