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Orange Chat

(Epthianura aurifrons)
Alternate name(s): "Orange-fronted Chat", "Yellow Tintac"; misnomer: "Saltbush Canary"
Size: 10-11.5 cm; wing span 19 cm (average)
Weight: 10-12 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Orange Chat at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of a male Orange Chat on sandy soil; the prominent black facial mask and the rich golden-orange colours characterise this bird as a male (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Eulah Creek, NSW, July 2012]

Near-frontal view of a preening male Orange Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Eulah Creek, NSW, July 2012]

Near-lateral view of a male Orange Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Eulah Creek, NSW, July 2012]

Near-lateral view of a preening male Orange Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Eulah Creek, NSW, July 2012]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female (or possibly immature) Orange Chat approaching a water hole (photo courtesy of M. Mackay)
[Coober Pedy, SA, January 2017]

Lateral view of a female (or possibly immature) Orange Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mackay)
[Coober Pedy, SA, January 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a female (or possibly immature) Orange Chat (photo courtesy of M. Mackay)
[Coober Pedy, SA, January 2017]

Small group of Orange Chats perched in a dead tree (photo courtesy of M. Mackay)
[Coober Pedy, SA, January 2017]

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