Heavily patterned terrestrial bird of eastern Australia. Both sexes have black spots on flanks, gray breast and head, long pale eyebrow. Male has black throat and white neck patch bordered in bllack, female a pale buff-colored throat. Wanders around on rocky hillsides and ridges with open forest and plenty of leaf litter and rocks. Fairly unobtrusive, but sometimes sings from a low perch. Calls include a long, very high-pitched "seeeeeep” and a long sequence of doubled whistles.