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  Bower's Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla boweri)





Bower's Shrike-thrush | Colluricincla boweri photo
Bower's Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla boweri) Mt Hypipamee National Park,North Queensland, Australia

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BIRD FACTS

Description
Bower's Shrike-thrush is a medium sized shrike-thrush. It has grey back and head with brown wings. The underside is buff coloured with pale throat. The bill is sturdy and back and legs and feet are grey. Adult females have pale eye ring and grey bill. Juvenile birds are similar to adult females.

Size
20 cm

Habitat
high altitude tropical rainforest

Food
insects and other invertebrates found in foliage and tree bark

Breeding
the nest is cup-shape made of twigs, leaves and bark built in the fork of a tree or tree stump

Range
found in north Queensland on south east coast of Cape York Peninsula.

distribution map showing range of Colluricincla boweri in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Pachycephalidae
Genus:Colluricincla
Species:boweri
Common Name:Bower's Shrike-thrush

Relatives in same Genus
  Grey Shrike-thrush (C. harmonica)
  Little Shrike-thrush (C. megarhyncha)