The Chestnut Quail-thrush is a small bird with chestnut back. The male has black throat and chest, white face stripes above and below the eye and pale underside below the black chest. The female has grey chest and with no black markings, and also has white stripes above and below eye, and white belly. Juveniles are similar to females with streaked underside.
scrubland, heathland, mallee eucalypt in semi-arid areas
The nest is a depression in the ground lined with bark, grass, twigs. The female lays 2 eggs.
found in a limited range in south western New South Wales, north western Victoria, south eastern South Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Chestnut Quail-thrush|
Relatives in same Genus
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (C. castaneothorax)
Spotted Quail-thrush (C. punctatum)