Small bird 15-17cm in length. Long, curved white brow; matching but inverted white line curves up from throat, bill long and thick, both broad and fine wing-bars, secondaries tipped white. Inhabits of monsoon forest, vine thickets, mangroves. Often holds tail uplifted like a scrub-wren, but its habits of drooping the wings and flicking the wings and tail are typical of robins – as is clinging to the sides of trees while scanning the ground below. The bird is generally scarce, but locally common in optimum habitat. The bird can occasionally be sighted along the Bicentennial Walk in Cannonvale.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||The Michael Morcombe E-guide to Australian Birds (Ipod app)|