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Arafura Shrike-thrush

(Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Alternate name(s): Formerly race "parvula" of the "Little Shrike-thrush"
Size: 17-19 cm
Weight: 33-49 g

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Arafura Shrike-thrush at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "parvula"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Robin Falls, near Adelaide River township, NT, December 2020]

Near-lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, October 2020]

Lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush looking back; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 27 May 2020
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2020]

Lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, December 2019]

Lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, December 2015]

Lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush issuing its call (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Robin Falls, near Adelaide River township, NT, December 2020]

Lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush foraging in leaf litter (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Lateral/ventral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 4 August 2018
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, August 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, October 2020]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a Arafura Shrike-thrush; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 11 April 2020
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, April 2020]

Lateral view of a juvenile Arafura Shrike-thrush; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 20 February 2019
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Charles Darwin NP, Darwin, NT, February 2019]

Lateral view of a juvenile Arafura Shrike-thrush, now seen calling; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 20 February 2019 (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Charles Darwin NP, Darwin, NT, February 2019]

Food, Diet

Arafura Shrike-thrush looking for prey (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Ludmilla Creek, Darwin, NT, January 2021]

Arafura Shrike-thrush with its find, a larva (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Ludmilla Creek, Darwin, NT, January 2021]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

arshrth_pb_20180726.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Contact call(?) © PB
arshrth_pb_20200207.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Contact call(?) © PB
arshrth_pb_20230817_3.mp3 parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial call(?) © PB
arshrth_pb_20230817.mp3 parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial call(?) © PB
arshrth_pb_20231128.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial calls(?), pair Q&A © PB
arshrth_pb_20230817_2.mp3 parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial calls(?), Q&A © PB
arshrth_pb_20200411.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial call(?) © PB
arshrth_pb_20200527.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial call(?) © PB
arshrth_pb_20200411_2.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Hissing mobbing/alarm call (Rufous Owl), with Yellow-throated Miners © PB
arshrth_pb_20190220.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Various © PB
arshrth_pb_20180804.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Various © PB
arshrth_pb_20200527_2.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Various © PB
arshrth_pb_20200619.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
? © PB

More Arafura Shrike-thrush sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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