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Eastern Whipbird

Psophodes olivaceus

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Medium-sized songbird that produces one of eastern Australia’s most familiar rainforest calls. Olive brown above, with white throat patch contrasting strongly with black face, crest, and breast. Juvenile lacks white patch. Feeds on the ground, most commonly in dense vegetation of rainforest and other wet forests. Very vocal. Male sings “doo-doo-doo–whipp!” and female responds “pew pew.”

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