Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea

This page is a chapter in the book Chough and apostlebird.
Apostlebird
Scientific Classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corcoracidae
Genus:Struthidea
Species:S. cinerea
Binomial name
Struthidea cinerea



[top]Description

A dark grey bird with light striations over the body and brown wings.

[top]Behavioural characteristics

The Apostlebird is a highly social bird which lives in family groups. They can be found foraging on the ground often calling as they do.

[top]Distribution and habitat



[top]Breeding

Builds a mud nest.

[top]Voice

Harsh chattering and scolding churrs which can make it seem like they are having a conversation.
Calls from Danggali Wilderness Protection Area, SA. Apostlebird Call.mp3

[top]Where to find



[top]Photographic Tips



[top]Images

Close-up showing feather detailClose-up showing feather detail
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