Ashy Robin Heteromyias albispecularis
(aka Grey-headed Robin, Ashy-headed Robin, Poecilodryas albispecularis, Heteromyias cinereifrons)
Ashy Robin, Paluma, Queensland, Australia, December 2010 - click for larger image Queensland, Australia

The Ashy Robin is distributed in Papua New Guinea and north-eastern Queensland from Cooktown to Mt. Spec. Some authorities, such as HBW, split the species so that the Queensland population is a full species Heteromyias cinereifrons.

Ashy Robin, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, November 2010 - click for larger image It is found in rainforest and in adjacent clearings where it forages amongst the leaf litter for insects, worms and small vertebrates.

It is a large-headed, robust robin. The bill has a pale tip and the legs are pinkish. Note the grey head, the white under the eye extending to the throat and the bold Z-shaped white wingflash.

Ashy Robin, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, November 2010 - click for larger image
Ashy Robin, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, November 2010 - click for larger image
Ashy Robin, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, November 2010 - click for larger image
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