Alternative names: Black-breasted Quail-thrush; Black-breasted Groundbird; Black-breasted Ground-thrush
- Cinclosoma cinnamomeum
19 - 22cm (7.25 - 8.5 ins)
- Face pattern like other Quail-thrushes: White eyebrow, black face, broad white streak down sides of black throat
- Plain cinnamon-rufous upperparts
- Buff white patch on upper breast, broad black band below.
- Outer tail feathers black with white tip
- Duller than male, face grey-brown with white eyebrow and white throat
- Pale grey upper breast, no black
Found in in east-central Australia: south-eastern Queensland to north-western New South Wales, central and north-eastern South Australia and south-eastern Northern Territory.
This is a monotypic species.
It formerly included Nullarbor Quail-thrush.
Gibber plains, in sparse vegetation along (dry) watercourses.
Feeds on seeds, insects and spiders.
Foraging on the ground, walking slowly. Shy and elusive.
Breeding recorded in all months. The nest is a loose cup of grass, bark and sticks, placed in a depression in the ground or at the base of a tree, shrub or rock. Lays 2 eggs.
Resident with some local shifts depending on conditions, particularly alisteri.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
- Simpson, K and N Day. 1998. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. London: Christopher Helm. ISBN 0-7136-4877-5
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