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Sandstone Shrike-thrush

(Colluricincla woodwardi)
Alternate name(s): "Brown-breasted Shrike-thrush", "Woodward's Shrike-thrush", "Sandstone Thrush", "Rock Thrush";
NB: Includes former "Brown Shrike-thrush"

Size: 24-26 cm
Weight: 47-62 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 Sandstone Shrike-thrush at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Lateral view of a Sandstone Shrike-thrush, characteristically sitting on a sandstone rock ledge; the black bill indicates that this is a male (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Sandstone Shrike-thrush clinging to the face of a sandstone rock (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a male Sandstone Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Sandstone Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kakadu NP, NT, July 2018]

FEMALE

Frontal/ventral view of a female Sandstone Shrike-thrush sitting on the edge of a sandstone escarpment; note the bluish-grey bill (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

View onto the upperparts of a female(?) Sandstone Shrike-thrush (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, September 2019]

Behaviour

Sandstone Shrike-thrushes characteristically perched on the edge of an escarpment - male on the left, female on the right; these two birds can be heard calling in the recording obtained on 20 November 2018 (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

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.

sandthr_pb_20181120.m4a (Keep River NP, NT) Territorial calls(?) Q&A © PB
sandthr_pb_20181118.m4a (Keep River NP, NT) ? © PB

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