Category: Scrub birds

Pittas, Ground Thrushes, Scrub-birds, bristlebirds,

Little Shrike-thrush

Another new one for me today. This was a lovely little bird, just scratching around in the leaf litter. Just a funny little note – my bird guide describes Shrike-thruses as “Large-plainly coloured thickheads...


We saw lots of these, pairs, mostly, and a few juveniles. They’re very quick, and always in amongst the scrub, so hard to photograph.

Bassian Thrush

These are apparently really hard to spot, but after the first time, we found them relatively easy and found quite a few. I included one of the “hard-to-see” shots so you can tell why...

Large-billed Scrubwren

not my photo. click image to visit original I saw some of these at O’Reilly’s, but I didn’t managed to get a photo. Hopefully it won’t be long before I get my own!

Eastern Whipbird

It was amazing, once we’d seen our first Whipbird, just how many of them we saw. Make’s you wonder why we ever thought they were hard to see!

Yellow-throated Scrubwren

There were many of these tiny birds, hopping around on the rainforest floor, but this one just stood patiently behind the brush turkey. Waiting for the turkey to scratch up the dirt, and going...