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Struthidea cineria


29-32cm Sociable grey mud nest builder with feathers of body and head tipped paler.Usually in small flocks numbering 6-20, walking on the ground looking for food, commonly flushed from roadsides.


Mostly in Eastern Australia, west of Dividing Range but spreading.


They have a very loud voice grating and scolding.

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LeanneGardner 10 years ago

I love these birds!

ShannaB 10 years ago
ShannaB 10 years ago

I think you actually have to type in 'National Park' otherwise it doesn't work. Or maybe 'Carnarvon National Park'. Here's one of mine - take a look at the map and see what you think. (It shows the postcode at least!) : )

KerryHawkins 10 years ago

Tried Carnarvon Gorge first but no luck.

ShannaB 10 years ago

OH, hahaha! I have a bunch of pics from Carnarvon Gorge, if you type in 'Carnarvon Gorge National Park' it should work.

KerryHawkins 10 years ago

Just edited to just Queensland and it worked.

KerryHawkins 10 years ago

These were in Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland! The map would not recognise that and put it down as NSW????? Did not know what to do to change it ShannaB

ShannaB 10 years ago

I never saw Apostlebirds when I lived in Sydney. I only saw them for the first time last year when I went to inland Queensland. I love them, they're crazy! : )

KerryHawkins 10 years ago

Thanks Leuba. Yes they are hilarious to watch. Entertain for hours!

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Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

These are one of the funniest birds I've seen in action. Thanks for sharing this Kerry. Lovely photo !

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 7, 2011
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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