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Cinnamon Quail-thrush

(Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)
Alternate name(s): "Cinnamon Ground-bird", "Cinnamon Ground-thrush";
Note: Includes "Nullarbor Quail-thrush" (formerly called "Black-breasted Ground-bird")
Aboriginal name(s): "melga"

Size: 17-24 cm
Weight: up to 50 g


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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Cinnamon Quail-thrush at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "tiariensis"



Near-lateral view of a male Cinnamon Quail-thrush, with a female in the background (photo courtesy of R. Brinsley)
[Lake Eyre NP, SA, April 2019]


Frontal view of a pair of Cinnamon Quail-thrushes - female on the left, male on the right (photo courtesy of R. Brinsley)
[Lake Eyre NP, SA, April 2019]

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