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  • Crested Shrike-tit

  • Falcunculus frontatus (3)
  • The Crested Shrike-tit is a medium-small bird with a striking black and white striped head and neck, a small crest that is often held flattened over crown, a black throat, and a short heavy bill with hooked tips. It has wide, rounded wings and a square-tipped tail that can appear slightly forked. The species is separated into three geographically isolated subspecies. Males of the Eastern Shike-tit,¬†frontatus, have an olive green back and rump, striking yellow underparts, with grey wings and tail. Females have a smaller head crest and an olive-green throat. Young birds have a pale throat and a brown back.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=472
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=472&p=159
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  • Crested Shrike-tit

  • The Crested Shrike-tit is a medium-small bird with a striking black and white striped head and neck, a small crest that is often held flattened over crown, a black throat, and a short heavy bill with hooked tips. It has wide, rounded wings and a square-tipped tail that can appear slightly forked. The species is separated into three geographically isolated subspecies. Males of the Eastern Shike-tit,¬†frontatus, have an olive green back and rump, striking yellow underparts, with grey wings and tail. Females have a smaller head crest and an olive-green throat. Young birds have a pale throat and a brown back.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Falcunculus frontatus (3)
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 416
  • Size
  • 17-19cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=472&p=159
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=472
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/crested-shrike-tit