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Zoothera lunulata

Bassian Thrush

Uncommon, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant.

There are concerns that the Bassian Thrush may have faired poorly in the recent fires. Last autumn/winter, it was the dominant species calling pre-dawn in Songmeter sites in Ribbon-gum forest. This year, preliminary analysis of the Songmeter recordings suggests that it’s pretty much disappeared from burnt areas. Though a couple of birds have been seen along Smokers Trail.

 

The Bassian Thrush is a scalloped brown and white version of the garden Blackbird. Like its European cousin it has a beautiful song which is echoing much less in Namadji’s mountains following the fires. It likes dense vegetation where it scratches amongst the leaf litter for insect morsels. It may be doing it tough post-fire and we would like to know where it is still hanging out. Please post image or song recordings on Canberra Nature Map.

 

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Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 1 Apr 2021 by patrickcox Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2021 by Liam.m Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Oct 2020 by Liam.m Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 16 Sep 2020 by Tammy Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Sep 2020 by DC Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 22 Jul 2020 by HelenCross Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 28 May 2020 by Alison Milton Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 May 2020 by RodDeb Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by NickiTaws Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 6 Aug 2019 by HelenCross Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 20 Jul 2019 by Lisa.Jok Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Jul 2019 by DPRees125 Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 by HelenCross Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by HelenCross Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 17 May 2019 by dimageau Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 7 May 2019 by RodDeb Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018 by AlisonMilton Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by AlisonMilton Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2018 by RodDeb Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 10 Aug 2018 by RodDeb Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 3 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 31 Jul 2018 by Christine Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jul 2018 by RodDeb Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Jul 2018 by MatthewFrawley Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jun 2018 by JohnBundock Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 11 Jun 2018 by MattM Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 May 2018 by billbob Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2017 by roymcd Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 4 Jun 2017 by SallyandPeter Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2017 by roymcd Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 23 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 15 May 2016 by RyuCallaway Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 11 May 2015 by RyuCallaway
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 1 Apr 2021 by patrickcox
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 15 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2021 by Liam.m
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Oct 2020 by Liam.m
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 16 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Sep 2020 by DC
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 22 Jul 2020 by HelenCross
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 28 May 2020 by Alison Milton
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 May 2020 by RodDeb
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by NickiTaws
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 30 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 6 Aug 2019 by HelenCross
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 20 Jul 2019 by Lisa.Jok
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Jul 2019 by DPRees125
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 by HelenCross
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by HelenCross
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 17 May 2019 by dimageau
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 7 May 2019 by RodDeb
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018 by AlisonMilton
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by AlisonMilton
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2018 by RodDeb
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 10 Aug 2018 by RodDeb
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 3 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 31 Jul 2018 by Christine
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jul 2018 by RodDeb
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Jul 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jun 2018 by JohnBundock
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 11 Jun 2018 by MattM
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 May 2018 by billbob
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Namadgi National Park - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2017 by roymcd
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 4 Jun 2017 by SallyandPeter
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2017 by roymcd
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 23 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 15 May 2016 by RyuCallaway
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 11 May 2015 by RyuCallaway

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Species information

  • Zoothera lunulata Scientific name
  • Bassian Thrush Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 551.2m to 770.8m Recorded at altitude
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