|Bassian Thrush Zoothera
The Bassian Thrush is distributed in south-east Australia including Tasmania with a disjunct population of the sub-species Z. l. cuneata in north-east Queensland. It is found in forest, woodland and coastal scrub where it feeds mainly on worms and insects found in the leaf litter.
|It is olive-brown above,
whitish below and with heavy black scales on both the upperparts
and underparts. The bill is dark above and pale below while the
legs are pinkish.
Photo 3 shows the sub-species Z. l. cuneata taken near Paluma, Queensland at an elevation of about 900m. It has a relatively shorter tail and longer bill than the nominate sub-species shown in photos 1 and 2.
|The song is very melodic and beautiful. There is a recording in The Macaulay Library.|
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