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Buff-sided Robin

Poecilodryas cerviniventris cerviniventris


"The head and neck of adult birds is characterised by a dark hood with a prominent white stripe on the supercilium, the lores and auriculars are black, the malar region white, the throat white and rictal bristles are prominent. The mantle and nape are dark olive-brown to black, the chest has a strong grey wash and the flanks and sides are deep fawn, becoming almost white on the belly. The base colour of the wings is dark brown to black and the extremities of the greater wing-coverts, base of the primaries, base and extremities of the secondaries and extremities of the tail are white. The bill is black and legs and feet grey to blackish brown or brown to black. Iris dark brown." (Wiki)


Flying about amongst the lower parts of the trees along the riverbank at Brooking Springs Station.


First time I have ever seen this bird and I also got to see a young one (see spotting: ) at the same time!!! I had been watching this one flying around and eventually it left the trees directly on the bank of the river. It only flew 10m away from the bank but then kept flying around one particular spot and then I spotted the little one just sitting very still on the branch of a small tree.

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Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -18.11, Long: 125.64

Spotted on Sep 16, 2017
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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