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...
Category: Scrub birds
Pittas, Ground Thrushes, Scrub-birds, bristlebirds,
Couldn’t help adding another. They’re just gorgeous!
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.
This is an adult this time, male or female – they both look the same.
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...
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!
These are all shots of the same female Logrunner. The male had ants in his pants.
The black eye-stripe extends back as long as the white brow. In the plain white-browed scrubwren it only goes as far as the eye.
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!
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...
My first thought at trying to identify this bird was a Russet-tailed Thrush. It’s a logrunner.