Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Bassian Thrush
Zoothera lunulata
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Bassian and Russet-tailed Thrushes are so similar in appearance that they are almost impossible to tell apart with certainty; that is until you hear them call because their songs are quite different. Much has been written about how to distinguish these two, shape, length of tail, how much white in the tail, fat or thin and so on, but in the dark shadows where they live most of the time , these features are very hard to assess. Fortunately, ground thrushes do stand still for quite long periods (several seconds!), one of the reasons they are so hard to detect against the litter on a forest floor.

Photo: 447201

447201 ... Bassian Thrush, nest and eggs, Minnamurra N.S.W.

Photo: 447202-D

447202-D ... A juvenile Bassian Thrush, subspecies cuneata, Mt Lewis, Queensland.

Photo: 447204-D

447204-D ... Bassian Thrush , immature, Mt Keira NSW.

Photo: 447205-D

447205-D ... Bassian Thrush - Mt Keira NSW, an immature bird.

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