Chordates •

Western whipbird

(Psophodes nigrogularis)



The western whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis) is a passerine bird found in several scattered populations across southern Australia.It is predominantly olive green in colour.A slim bird some 21 – 25 cm in length,it is olive green with a black throat and a narrow white cheek-patch edged with black on its face.It has a small crest and a long dark olive-green tail tipped with white,its underparts are a paler olive colour.The bill is black with blackish feet.Juveniles are a duller olive-brown in colour and lack the white cheek stripes and dark throat.Breeding occurs in spring;a bowl of twigs and sticks lined with softer material such as grasses,located in shrubs or trees less than 1–2 m above the ground.A clutch of two eggs,pale blue with blackish splotches and spots,measuring 26 x 19 mm.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
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