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Little Shrike-thrush

(Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Alternate name(s): "Rufous Shrike-thrush"
Size: 17-19 cm
Weight: 33-49 g

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Little Shrike-thrush at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "parvula"

ADULT

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

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

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

Partly obscured near-dorsal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, August 2018]

Race "griseata"

ADULT

Close-up near-dorsal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Julatten, QLD, July 2013]

Near-dorsal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Julatten, QLD, July 2013]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Dorsal view of a juvenile Little Shrike-thrush; note the rufous juvenile wing feathers
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Julatten, QLD, July 2018]

Race "gouldii"

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a (possibly juvenile) Little Shrike-thrush
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

The same Little Shrike-thrush as shown above, here seen from above...
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

... and here from below
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

Race "rufogaster"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Regional Park, near Anstead, QLD, March 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Regional Park, near Anstead, QLD, March 2017]

Lateral view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, July 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Regional Park, near Anstead, QLD, May 2017]

Dorsal view of a Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Regional Park, near Anstead, QLD, May 2017]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a juvenile Little Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Inskip Point, QLD, December 2017]

Frontal view of a juvenile Little Shrike-thrush, here seen preening (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Inskip Point, QLD, December 2017]

Food, Diet

Little Shrike-thrush with a caterpillar (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Town of 1770, QLD, September 2017]

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.

ltshrth_pb_20180726.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Contact call(?) © PB
ltshrth_pb_20180804.m4a parvula
(Darwin, NT)
Various © PB

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