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4 Spotted Quail-thrush at Suppressed

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Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 12 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 12 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 12 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 12 Sep 2019
Cinclosoma punctatum at Suppressed - 12 Sep 2019

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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
  • True Nesting site
  • 11 Sep 2019 Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

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