|Noisy Scrub-bird Atrichornis clamosus
|Cheynes Beach, Western Australia
The Noisy Scrub-bird was thought to be extinct until a small population was rediscovered in 1961. It is restricted to a few very small areas in the south-west of Western Australia and is considered Endangered by Birdlife International. The population had been recovering but forest fires set it back. It is found in dense scrub and shrubby understorey where it feeds on a variety of invertebrates.
|This bird was incredibly difficult to photograph. It is very vocal but almost impossible to see when it is in cover. It does cross roads
however but runs extremely quickly across them and not often in exactly the same position. Photo 1 I just caught before the bird disappeared into the undergrowth. Photo 2 I just
didn't have time to refocus in the split second it takes to cross the road. However it does show the characteristic rufous vent.
Though difficult to see it is very easy to hear.
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