November 24, 2016 – White-fronted Chat, White-faced Chat, or White-fronted Bushchat (Epthianura albifrons)

Found in southern Australia, including Tasmania, these honeyeaters live in salt marshes, swampy farmland, beaches, and along the edges of lakes and roads. They eat small insects, such as midges, kelp-flies, and beetles, foraging on the ground while running and often forming flocks of about 20 birds in areas with lots of insects. Males defend nesting territories and follow their mates around, chasing off other males and guarding the females as they build the nests. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.


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