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  Spotted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma punctatum)





Spotted Quail-thrush | Cinclosoma punctatum photo
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum Brisbane Ranges, Victoria,

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Spotted Quail-thrush | Cinclosoma punctatum photo
Spotted Quail-thrush, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria

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Spotted Quail-thrush | Cinclosoma punctatum photo
Male Spotted Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma punctatum) Armstrong Creek, SE Queensland,

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Spotted Quail-thrush is a small bird from eastern Australia. The male is brown above with dark spots on wing and back, the face and throat is black, chest is bluish grey bordered with black below, underside is creamy brown with black spots. It has white stripe above eye and white patch on sides of throat. The female has less prominent spots on back and underside, pale throat with buff colour, blue grey chest with no black markings on face or chest. Juveniles are brown above and pale brown below, with less distinct spotting, and pale brown eyebrow.

Size
27 cm

Habitat
subtropical forest, temperate forest

Food
insects, seeds

Breeding
The nest is a cup shape in the ground lined with leaves and grass, sheltered by rock or long grass. The female lays 2 or 3 eggs.

Range
found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, eastern Victoria, eastern Tasmania

distribution map showing range of Cinclosoma punctatum 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:punctatum
Common Name:Spotted Quail-thrush

Relatives in same Genus
  Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (C. castaneothorax)
  Chestnut Quail-thrush (C. castanotus)