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Cinnamon Quail-thrush
(Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

These medium-sized birds are a distinctive cinnamon-backed quail-thrush, that live in arid stony plains usually with sparsely vegetated and low shrub cover.

The male of the species are cinnamon brown above, and sometimes a shade browner on the head. They have black markings on the throat, with a black banded on white breast. The flanks are also cinnamon in colour on birds from the gibber deserts of the east-central regions.

The female and immature birds are also cinnamon colour with white throat and pale cinnamon-grey breast.

These birds are a cryptic arid-zone species, often alone, in pairs or small family groups. They feed exclusively on the ground, foraging for insects, and seeds.

The first known captive species was bred by staff at the Alice Springs Desert park in October 2005.1

Cinnamon Quail-thrush

Male Cinnamon Quail-thrush
Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Female Cinnamon Quail-thrush
Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum)

 

Footnote:
1 Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport - Media Release - Cinnamon Quail-thrush (11 October 2005) (PDF), Retrieved August 29, 2008.
 
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