Scientific Name: Colluricincla harmonica
Description: The Grey Shrikethrush is a plain grey bird with a brown back. It has pale grey-white cheeks and underparts. It is considered one of the best singers amongst Australia’s birds. It has a wide range of loud melodic calls of “pip pip hooee” that can be heard early in the morning. Some calls are short single notes and other calls have a range of notes. Generally, in winter the birds utter a call of “tewk”. They feed on invertebrates, mostly insects, and vertebrates, including frogs, small mammals, small lizards, as well as birds’ eggs, and young and adult birds.
Where to find: Open forests to coastal scrub. All areas except very arid regions.