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  Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castaneothorax)





Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush | Cinclosoma castaneothorax photo
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma castaneothorax) Bowra, SW Queensland, Australia

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush is a small bird from the semi-arid deserts of Australia. The male is has glossy black throat, chestnut coloured breast bordered below with black band, the back is reddish brown, the eyebrow is fawn brown, underside is pale edged with some black. The female is duller with greyish green chest with no black markings on throat or chest. Juveniles are similar to females with streaked chest.

Size
25 cm

Habitat
scrubland, open woodland, arid grassland, stony ground

Food
insects, spiders, seeds

Breeding
The nest is a shallow depression in the ground. The female lays two eggs per clutch

Range
found in semi-arid areas of inland Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia

distribution map showing range of Cinclosoma castaneothorax 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:castaneothorax
Common Name:Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush

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