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  Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)





Eastern Whipbird | Psophodes olivaceus photo
Eastern Whipbird at Walkabout Creek in Brisbane Forest Park.

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Eastern Whipbird | Psophodes olivaceus photo
These two whipbirds were photographed at Walkabout Creek in Brisbane Forest Park. Whipbirds hop on the ground and lower foliage - they don't fly very strongly.

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Eastern Whipbird | Psophodes olivaceus photo
Whipbird feeding at Walkabout Creek in Brisbane Forest Park. In the wild they feed mainly on insects and other small invertebrates.

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EASTERN WHIPBIRD FACTS

Description
The Eastern Whipbird is very secretive and feeds amongst leaf litter in forest. It is heard more often than it is seen, with its unmistakable whip crack sound.

Size
25cm

Habitat
Rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, densely wooded areas near water.

Food
insects, grubs, other small invertebrates



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Eupetidae
Genus:Psophodes
Species:olivaceus
Common Name:Eastern Whipbird

Relatives in same Genus
  Chiming Wedgebill (P. occidentalis)