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(Pycnoptilus floccosus)
Alternate name(s): "Downy Pycnoptilus", "Guinea-a-week"
Size: 16.5-17.5 cm

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pilotbird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "sandlandi"


Frontal view of a Pilotbird on Hawkesbury Sandstone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Blackheath, NSW, April 2014]

Lateral view of a Pilotbird foraging in dense undergrowth (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Top of Fanting and Mt Elizabeth Road near Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, May 2014]

Near-dorsal view of a Pilotbird showing how, characteristically, the bird carries its tail high (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Blackheath, NSW, April 2014]

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