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Female:- Crown, face, throat and whole breast black, with faint white flecking on eyebrows and lower cheeks. Coarse white spotting across breast to sides of neck and nape. Belly darker fawn-grey.
Sighted in Scrubby habitat with grassland surrounds. Exact location not given due to its status - Near Threatened. IUCN Red List
Thank you to the Broome Bird Observatory for ID'ing my sighting. I found this bird very entertaining as I observed it for the few minutes of sighting. According to The Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds the B-b B-q, while it seeks food scratches with one foot while pivoting on the other and then changes feet and direction, leaving a saucer-shaped depression. This is what I watched my sighting do. Very pretty bird and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this bird was the female, as I know many male birds are often the pretty ones. The deep booming/low drumming of the female B-b B-q, I had heard but until sighting of this bird I hadn't known what was making this sound. These pictures have been edited. Sighting was reported to Australian Birdlife. Reference: Michael Morcombe Field Guide to Australian Birds
Spotted on Jan 21, 2019
Submitted on May 13, 2019
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