Common – Sedentary to nomadic. Endemic to Australia. Highly social. In family parties of 8-14 when breeding; flocks of up to 100+ in winter. Birds walk around on the ground in groups. Also huddle, preen and roost in a row on a branch. Builds medium-sized mud nest; slightly larger, stouter than that of Magpie-lark. Stout black bill. Grey body, pale streaks. Brown wings. Size: 29-32cm Juvenile: Fluffier than adults; less streaked. Voice: Harsh chattering. Habitat: Open forest, woodlands and scrub.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||Simpson & Day 7th Ed.|