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(Ashbyia lovensis)
Alternate name(s): "Desert Chat", "Gibber Chat"
Size: 12-13 cm
Weight: 14-20 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Gibberbird at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Distant frontal view of a male Gibberbird; the prominent yellow front and facial mask suggest that this is a male bird
(photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km North of Innamincka, SA, September 2009]

Lateral view of a male Gibberbird; note the absence of a greyish band across the chest (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Boulia to Bedourie Road, QLD, July 2021]

Near-dorsal view of a male Gibberbird; click on image to see more of the surroundings, which are the typical habitat of this species, namely gibber (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[100 km North of Innamincka, SA, September 2009]

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