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Australian Logrunners, Whipbirds, Pittas, Lyrebirds



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>

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>

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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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>

Whipbirds, Quail Thrushes

Chestnut Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma castanotus)
Chestnut Quail-thrush
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Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma castaneothorax)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
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Spotted Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma punctatum)
Spotted Quail-thrush
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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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