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  White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)





White-fronted Chat | Epthianura albifrons photo
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons), Ralph's Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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White-fronted Chat | Epthianura albifrons photo
White-fronted Chat returns to perch with an insect. Ash Island, Newcastle NSW Australia

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WHITE-FRONTED CHAT FACTS

Description
The White-fronted Chat is a small white faced bird from southern Australia. The male has a white face and broad black band across the breast and round the back of the head. The back is grey, and the wings and tail are brown, and abdomen is white. The underside is white below the black band. The female has similar markings bot is browner with less bold breast band.

Size
12 cm

Habitat
marshes, swampland, wet farmland, edges of lake

Food
insects

Breeding
The nest is a cup made of grass in long grass or low bush The female lays three or four white spotted eggs.

Range
found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, southern parts of South Australia. South west quarter of Western Australia

distribution map showing range of Epthianura albifrons 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:Meliphagidae
Genus:Epthianura
Species:albifrons
Common Name:White-fronted Chat