Struthidea cinerea

Struthidea cinerea

family on post

(Apostle Bird)

FAMILY

Corcoracidae

Species

Struthidea cinerea

Common name

Apostle Bird

Main colour

Grey

Distinctive feature

Grey body with some flecks; size 29-32 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

This noisy gregarious bird is commonly found in open woodland areas, although it has been recorded on campus it is very common in drier areas. These ground feeding birds are found in groups of 6 or more, there may even be up to about 100 in a group. Body is grey with some darker flecks, head is grey, wings brownish, the long tail is black. Legs and feet dark grey to black, eyes brown, bill black.

Additional image

Image of Apostle birds