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Chirruping Wedgebill

(Psophodes cristatus)
Size: 19-21 cm
Weight: 34-44 g

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

Physical description

Click here for a physical description

Taxonomy, classification

See Chirruping Wedgebill at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

Click here for information on habitat and range

Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

PAIR

Frontal/near-frontal view of a pair of Chirruping Wedgebills (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Broken Hill, NSW, June 2022]

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Chirruping Wedgebill (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Strzelecki track, SA, October 2016]

Near-lateral view of a Chirruping Wedgebill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Thargomindah, QLD, June 2020]

Lateral view of a Chirruping Wedgebill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Broken Hill, NSW, June 2022]

Lateral view of a Chirruping Wedgebill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Broken Hill, NSW, June 2022]

Dorsal view of a Chirruping Wedgebill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Broken Hill, NSW, June 2022]

Dorsal view of a Chirruping Wedgebill issuing its call (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Broken Hill, NSW, June 2022]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a juvenile Chirruping Wedgebill
[100 km East of Tibooburra, NSW, September 2012]

Lateral view of a juvenile Chirruping Wedgebill; note the horn-coloured bill
[100 km East of Tibooburra, NSW, September 2012]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial? Mobility: Sedentary Elementary unit: Family clan

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.

chwbill_me_20220602.m4a (W NSW) Territorial calls © ME
chwbill_me_20220609.m4a (W NSW) Territorial calls (+ Singing Honeyeater) © ME
chwbill_20190619.m4a (SW QLD) Territorial calls (+ Masked Woodswallows) © MD

More Chirruping Wedgebill sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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