Grey Shrike-thrush

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Grey Shrike-thrushGenus: Colluricincla
Species: Colluricincla (Colluricincla) harmonica
Common names: Grey Shrike-thrush
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While this bird might have a relatively drab grey and buff plumage, it must surely have one of the most melodious calls to be heard in our bushland. Pairs bond for life and they can often be seen relatively close to each other in the bush. They seem to be relatively unafraid of people and can usually be found close to or on the ground hopping about in their hunt for food on the ground or under fallen branches.

(August 2012)