Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?

To: Merarth Tarrant <>
Subject: Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?
From: Martin Butterfield via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 22:12:55 +0000

On Sun, 22 Nov 2020 at 09:10, Merarth Tarrant <> wrote:

Good morning,


Is the bird in the photo a Grey Shrike-Thrush?  I first saw it a couple of weeks ago and it has now returned to build a nest.


She, presumably,  has stood her ground against the aggressive resident magpies and even dived into the family as they were foraging under the trees where her nest is in progress.


To my knowledge, I’ve not heard her call but heard a hissing sound when she dive bombed the magpies.





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