Eastern Whipbird

07th May 2017
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Psophodes olivaceus (26 to 30 cm)

The loud “whipcrack” call of the male Eastern Whipbird is iconically Australian. Seldom seen, this bird inhabits dense vegetation, including damp gullies and forest understory.

Pairs often sing a duet, with the female adding “chew-chew” after the male whipcrack. They forage on the ground and in undergrowth for insects and other invertebrates, where susceptible to predation by cats.

It's nest is made made from a cup of sticks and bark, usually hidden low in dense undergrowth.

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