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Bower's Strike-Thrush

Colluricincla boweri


Brown upper and orange lower body.


It was in the eucalyptus forest on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.


I could only get one photo, it was too quick.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Bower's Shrikethrush
Colluricincla boweri Bower's Shrike-thrush - BirdForum Opus

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Megs18 8 years ago

Thanks again Liam - fascinating that birds have a protective mechanism like the frogs. Interesting linked articles.

Liam 8 years ago

It wasn't the Bower's but the Little Shrikethrush I read of "During a study of the toxicity of the genus Pitohui, two specimens of this species have been tested too. One of them did have traces of batrachotoxins (BTXs) similar to those found in the secretions of Central and South American poison dart frogs."

Megs18 8 years ago

Tx Liam! It certainly looks like it is a Bower's. I did some searching, there isn't a great deal of information and I couldn't find anything on the toxic poisons it may have. What an interesting bird if it is - I've never heard of birds being toxic.

Liam 8 years ago

I read that these birds may contain toxic poisons.

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Caloundra, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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