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Bower's Shrike-thrush

(Colluricincla boweri)
Alternate name(s): "Bower Thrush", "Stripe-breasted Shrike-thrush", "Stripe-breasted Thrush"
Size: 19-21 cm
Weight: 37-48 g


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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Bower's Shrike-thrush at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Near-frontal view of a male Bower's Shrike-thrush; note the black bill and the absence of rufous hues on the head
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mt. Lewis NP, QLD, August 2023]

Near-frontal/ventral view of a male Bower's Shrike-thrush issuing its call; note the grey head, light striation on the chest and copious rufous on the rest of the body (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Lake Barrine, Atherton Tablelands, QLD, October 2020]

Lateral view of a male Bower's Shrike-thrush; note the grey head, light striation on the chest and copious rufous on the rest of the body (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Paluma Rainforest, 100 km N of Townsville, QLD, September 2020]


Frontal view of a female Bower's Shrike-thrush; note the rufous eye-rings and lores (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]


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.

boshrth_me_20200927.m4a (N QLD) Territorial calls(?), male © ME
boshrth_me_20200927_2.m4a (N QLD) ? © ME
boshrth_me_20200927_5.m4a (N QLD) ? (+ Brown Gerygone) © ME
boshrth_me_20200927_3.m4a (N QLD) ? © ME
boshrth_me_20200927_4.m4a (N QLD) ? © ME

More Bower's Shrike-thrush sound recordings are available at .

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