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- Cinclosoma marginatum
21 - 25cm.
- Dark warm olive-brown upperparts
- Reddish-brown upper breast
- Face pattern like other Quail-thrushes, white eyebrow, broad white streak on side of black throat, rest greyish-brown
- Black lower breast, cinnamon-yellow flanks, black line between flanks and white belly
Found in central Western Australia, southwest Northern Territory and extreme northwest South Australia.
This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush or in Cinnamon Quail-thrush.
Stony hills with scrubby vegetation. Prefers low acacia-covered ridges.
Feeds on insects, spiders and seeds.
Forages on the ground, slowly walking. Elusive and shy.
Breeding season variable, does not breed at all in drought. The nest is a loose bowl of grass, leaves and twigs placed on the ground under a tree or shrub. Lays 2 eggs.
Resident species with some local dispersal according to rainfall.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- 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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