Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?

To: 'Merarth Tarrant' <>, "" <>
Subject: Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?
From: "" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 22:15:27 +0000

Meredith, no, it’s a female Satin Bowerbird, which will be building and nesting all on her own. 


What suburb are you in?  We saw a female nest building at Campbell Park during the nest workshop last Sunday.




Jack Holland


From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of Merarth Tarrant
Sent: Sunday, 22 November 2020 9:08 AM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Bird ID - Grey Shrikethrush?


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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