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(Redirected from Grey Shrike Thrush)
Alternative names: Whistling Shrike-thrush; Pale-headed Shrike-thrush
22.5 - 25cm.
Female with white eye-ring, paler underside of bill and with fine streaking on breast. Juveniles with strong streaking.
Five subspecies recognized:
This species has been split up into up to three species with superciliosa (New Guinea Shrike-thrush) and brunnea as Brown or Northern Shrike-thrush, rufiventris as Western Shrike-thrush (or Buff-bellied or South-western) and harmonica as Harmonious Shrike-thrush.
Diverse. At home from the coastal forest to the arid interior.
Omnivorous; forages on tree limbs and on the ground. Feeds mainly on insects, takes also spiders.
Known as a great vocalist, with an eclectic range of calls and songs.
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One of many variable calls. C. h. harmonica
Recorded by Azzy Kersbrook Native Forest, April 2010
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