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Struthidea cinerea


Measuring around 33 cm (13 in) in length, the Apostlebird is a predominantly dark grey bird with a long black tail tinted greenish in sunlight. The grey feathers on the head, neck and breast are brushed with paler grey-white and the wings are brownish. The legs and bill are black and the eyes brown or white.


The natural range is across inland eastern Australia, from the mallee regions of northern Victoria and eastern South Australia, north through New South Wales and central-western Queensland to the Gulf Country. There is an isolated population in the Northern Territory. Dry open woodland is the preferred habitat, especially Callitris in New South Wales and Casuarina in Queensland, and Lancewood-Bulwaddi communities in the Northern Territory.

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avesjohn 12 years ago
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1 Comment

KarenL 12 years ago

It's sitting on your wing mirror checking you out inside your car! How funny!

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4816, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 28, 2011

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