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  Chestnut Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castanotus)





Chestnut Quail-thrush | Cinclosoma castanotus photo
Cinclosoma castanotus, taken at Gluepot Reserve, South Australia

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BIRD FACTS

Description
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.

Size
25 cm

Habitat
scrubland, heathland, mallee eucalypt in semi-arid areas

Food
insects, seeds

Breeding
The nest is a depression in the ground lined with bark, grass, twigs. The female lays 2 eggs.

Range
found in a limited range in south western New South Wales, north western Victoria, south eastern South Australia

distribution map showing range of Cinclosoma castanotus 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:Eupetidae
Genus:Cinclosoma
Species:castanotus
Common Name:Chestnut Quail-thrush

Relatives in same Genus
  Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (C. castaneothorax)
  Spotted Quail-thrush (C. punctatum)