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Western Quail-thrush

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MalePhoto by Mike Bouette100 km south of Wiluna, Western Australia, August 2016
Male
Photo by Mike Bouette
100 km south of Wiluna, Western Australia, August 2016
Cinclosoma marginatum

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[edit] Identification

21 - 25cm (8¼-9¾ in)
Male:

  • 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
FemalePhoto by Mike BouetteNiagara dam Goldfields, Western Australia, August, 2016
Female
Photo by Mike Bouette
Niagara dam Goldfields, Western Australia, August, 2016

Female:

[edit] Distribution

Found in central Western Australia, southwest Northern Territory and extreme northwest South Australia.
Common.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush or in Cinnamon Quail-thrush.

[edit] Habitat

Stony hills with scrubby vegetation. Prefers low acacia-covered ridges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on insects, spiders and seeds.
Forages on the ground, slowly walking. Elusive and shy.

[edit] Breeding

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.

[edit] Movements

Resident species with some local dispersal according to rainfall.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. 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
  3. 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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