The Chestnut-breasted Whiteface is a small desert bird endemic to Australia. It has white face and throat, chestnut band around the chest and chestnut brown back. The top of the head is grey; the wings and tail are also grey. There is a narrow dark band on the forehead separating the white forehead from the crown. This uncommon bird is rarely seen. It is similar in appearance to the Banded Whiteface which has a narrow black band on the chest.
found in stony hilly areas with some cover of bluebush (Chenopodium species) in the inland arid centre of South Australia.
insects and other small invertebrates, seeds
The nest is a dome made out of twigs, often in bluebush plant. It lays three small pinkish white eggs speckled with tan spots.
central 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-breasted Whiteface|