Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus
The Eastern Whipbird is distributed in north-east Queensland from Cooktown to Mt. Spec near Townsville and from south-east Queensland south to Melbourne. It is found in dense undergrowth in rainforest and wet eucalypt forest as well as coastal scrub.
|It has a black head and crest
with a white patch on the side of the throat. Remaining
upperparts are olive-green. The juvenile, seen here in photos 3
and 4, is dull olive-brown with no white on the throat.
The male's explosive call is like the crack of a whip.
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