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Dasyornis broadbenti
Photo by Hans & Judy Beste
Location: Coastal Western Victoria, Australia


Dark brown above, long tail and rufous crown, nape and ear coverts. Cinnamon brown rump and centre of wings, pale grey-brown underside with scalloped markings on its throat and chest. A light grey marking surrounds the eye and extends to the bill.





Coastal scrubs and thickets, and undergrowth in gullies in temperate rain forest.


Diet includes ground-dwelling invertebrates.

Nests are built close to the ground, in tussocks or low shrubs.

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