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Australian Logrunners, Whipbirds, Pittas, Lyrebirds



FAMILY : Logrunners

Southern Logrunner
(Orthonyx temminckii)
Southern Logrunner
The male Southern Logrunner is reddish above mottled with black. The flight feathers are barred. Female is similar but has more reddish throat. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Lyrebirds

Albert's Lyrebird
(Menura alberti)
Albert's Lyrebird
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Superb Lyrebird
(Menura novaehollandiae)
Superb Lyrebird
The Superb Lyrebird is a brown bird that looks a bit like a large pheasant. The body is greyish-brown and wings are reddish. The adult male has a long tail with plumed feathers that it spreads out into a lyre shape when it displays. The females and... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Pittas

Blue-winged Pitta
(Pitta moluccensis)
Blue-winged Pitta
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Noisy Pitta
(Pitta versicolor)
Noisy Pitta
The Pitta is a ground-feeding bird. Seeing one of these elusive birds is one of the highlights of a rainforest walk. Click to continue>
Rainbow Pitta
(Pitta iris)
Rainbow Pitta
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Red-bellied Pitta
(Pitta erythrogaster)
Red-bellied Pitta
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FAMILY : Scrub-birds

Rufous Scrub-bird
(Atrichornis rufescens)
Rufous Scrub-bird
The Rufous Scrub-bird is a fairly small brown bird that spends most of its time on the ground. The head, back wings and tail are brown with fine dark scale pattern. There is a white stripe on lower part of the face running down from base of bill -... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Whipbirds, Quail Thrushes

Chestnut Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma castanotus)
Chestnut Quail-thrush
The Chestnut Quail-thrush is a small bird with chestnut back. The male has black throat and chest, white face stripes above and below the eye and pale underside below the black chest. The female has grey chest and with no black markings, and also... Click to continue>
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma castaneothorax)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
The Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush is a small bird from the semi-arid deserts of Australia. The male is has glossy black throat, chestnut coloured breast bordered below with black band, the back is reddish brown, the eyebrow is fawn brown, underside... Click to continue>
Spotted Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma punctatum)
Spotted Quail-thrush
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... Click to continue>
Chiming Wedgebill
(Psophodes occidentalis)
Chiming Wedgebill
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Eastern Whipbird
(Psophodes olivaceus)
Eastern Whipbird
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. Click to continue>


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