Southern Whiteface Aphelocephala leucopsis
Southern Whiteface, Wilpena Pound, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Wilpena Pound, SA, Australia
March 2006

The Southern Whiteface is distributed in the drier areas of Australia south of the Tropic of Capricorn. It is found in inland scrub and dry, open woodland.

Southern Whiteface, Wilpena Pound, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image It is a small, chunky bird with a dark, stubby bill. It has a white forehead surrounded by black, a pale eye, grey-brown upperparts and creamy white underparts. The tail is mainly black with a white tip. The flanks are either brownish-grey or, further west, cinnamon-rufous.
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