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  Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)





Grey Shrike-thrush | Colluricincla harmonica photo
Grey Shrike-thrush photographed at Lamington National Park

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



GREY SHRIKE-THRUSH FACTS

Description
The Grey Shrike-thrush is a mostly grey bird, with paler face and underparts. Adult males are brownish across shoulders and upper back.

Size
23 cm

Habitat
forests and woodlands

Food
insects, small reptiles and frogs

Breeding
The nest is a cup-shaped structure of dried vegetation. Lays 3-4 eggs.

Range
much of Australia except arid regions

distribution map showing range of Colluricincla harmonica 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:Pachycephalidae
Genus:Colluricincla
Species:harmonica
Common Name:Grey Shrike-thrush

Relatives in same Genus
  Bower's Shrike-thrush (C. boweri)
  Little Shrike-thrush (C. megarhyncha)