A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Eastern Whipbird

Psophodes olivaceus olivaceus

Description:

The Eastern Whipbird is "mostly dark olive-green above, with a long tail, and a grey-white belly. The head and breast are black, with a broad white patch on the side of the face and a black crest. The eye is pale cream and the bill is black." (Birdlife Australia)

Habitat:

Rummaging around in the leaf litter for insects at the picnic area at Bunya Mountains National Park.

Notes:

I grew up hearing the iconic sound of this bird. This spotting is one of the very few times I have ever actually laid eyes on it and it gave me enough time to get a little video. They don't really stay still for very long though!: https://vimeo.com/338526976 Here is some more interesting reading: https://wildambience.com/wildlife-sounds...

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 weeks ago

Wow, you've actually seen one. They are usually just a blur to me, but I do listen for them. Bell birds too. That iconic sound is part of our psyche. Thanks for sharing this, Liana.

armadeus.4
Spotted by
armadeus.4

QLD, Australia

Lat: -26.88, Long: 151.60

Spotted on Mar 15, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019

Related Spottings

Pied Currawong Eastern Whipbird Eastern Whipbird Eastern whipbird

Nearby Spottings

Pied Currawong Red-necked Wallaby (juvenile) Red-necked Wallaby Red-browed Finch