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Intermediate sizeCinclosoma punctatum

4 Spotted Quail-thrush

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Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 11 Sep 2019

Identification history

Intermediate size Cinclosoma punctatum 12 Sep 2019 natureguy
Intermediate size Cinclosoma punctatum 11 Sep 2019 LisaH

Author's notes

So lucky to see this beautiful bird, as camouflaged and did not flutter away.

6 comments

   12 Sep 2019
Carrying food as well? Could it be nesting?
LisaH wrote:
   12 Sep 2019
I wondered that - well after I'd walked away, of course - because it did not fly away, even as I crunched around in the dry undergrowth, following its movements. I did see it stop - I thought to eat, but then it still carried food, so maybe just settling the food? Maybe I should adapt the CNM sighting with 'nesting'?
   12 Sep 2019
It seems to have a fair bit in its beak, and if it was for itself I'd expect it to eat it straight up. I think it may be appropriate to suggest this as a breeding event.
It is apparently a ground-nester.
LisaH wrote:
   12 Sep 2019
Thank you. I've amended the sighting accordingly. Wow - wonder where the nest is? Hope it's safe. Thank you for the information.
natureguy wrote:
   12 Sep 2019
All encounters I have had with adults of this species are in pairs or small groups and typically they fly a short distance when disturbed. They have bred at our place but only saw the young ones, not the nest.
LisaH wrote:
   12 Sep 2019
Oh. I didn't see a second - but I had no idea to look. Perhaps on the nest? And maybe it didn't fly off because I'm not as scary as a cow?

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Sep 2019 3:11 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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