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Eastern Bristlebird

Dasyornis brachypterus

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Small, long-tailed terrestrial bird of southeastern New South Wales and ranges on the Queensland border. Mottled grayish brown, paler below, with red eye, reddish wing, pale throat, faint pale supercilium, and long, graduated rusty tail. Dark bristles around bill give this species its name. Runs around on the ground in forested areas with dense understory, as well as in coastal heathland, and rarely seen in flight. Calls include a chirpy whistled "chip chip whirr-eee."

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