September 17, 2016 – Gibberbird, Desert Chat, Gibber Chat, or Desert Bird (Ashbyia lovensis)

These birds are found mostly in eastern central Australia in gibber (stony) deserts and spend most of their time on or near the ground. They primarily eat insects, such as beetles, ants, and caterpillars. Breeding year round, they build their nests in depressions in the ground from a variety of plant materials, often near those of other pairs. Males and females look similar, but have a slightly duller coloration with more brown plumage.


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