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  Little Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)





Little Shrike-thrush | Colluricincla megarhyncha photo
Little Shrike-thrush, Colluricincla megarhyncha, Tweed Valley, Australia

Image by Glen Fergus - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Little Shrike-thrush is a small shrike-thrush from Australia and New Guinea. The back and head is brown or grey brown. The underside is pale grey or pale buff brown. The bill is black or pinkish brown. There are several sub species in various shades of grey and brown. Juvenile birds have chestnut brown on wings.

Size
18 cm

Habitat
rainforest, woodland, paperbark swamps, mangroves

Food
insects and other invertebrates found in foliage and tree bark

Breeding
the nest is cup-shape made of twigs, leaves and bark built in the fork of a tree or tree stump

Range
found in north eastern New South Wales, eastern Queensland, and northern parts of the Northern Territory

distribution map showing range of Colluricincla megarhyncha 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:megarhyncha
Common Name:Little Shrike-thrush

Relatives in same Genus
  Bower's Shrike-thrush (C. boweri)
  Grey Shrike-thrush (C. harmonica)