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Crimson Chat

(Epthianura tricolor)
Alternate name(s): "Tri-coloured Chat", "Crimson-breasted Nun"
Size: 11-12 cm
Weight: 10-11 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Crimson Chat at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Frontal view of a male Crimson Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Currawinya NP, QLD, October 2012]

Near-frontal view of a male Crimson Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Currawinya NP, QLD, October 2012]

Lateral view of a male Crimson Chat (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

Dorsal view of a male Crimson Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Currawinya NP, QLD, October 2012]

Dorsal view of a male Crimson Chat (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

This shot of a male Crimson Chaton on stony ground shows that on the right surface even a red, white and black plumage can provide some camouflage (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Mungeranie, Birdsville Track, SA, June 2015]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Crimson Chat
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

Lateral view of a female Crimson Chat
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

Lateral view of a female Crimson Chat, slightly different posture
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of an immature Crimson Chat skipping on the ground
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, 2006]

Near-frontal view of an immature Crimson Chat
[Near Brewarrina, NSW, March 2008]

Lateral view of an immature Crimson Chat
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, 2006]

Near-dorsal view of an immature Crimson Chat
[Near Brewarrina, NSW, March 2008]

Dorsal view of an immature Crimson Chat on the ground
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, 2006]

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