Family Whistlers (Pachycephalidae)

Least Concern

Bower's Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla boweri)


Taxonomy

French: Siffleur de Bower German: Graurücken-Dickkopf Spanish: Picanzo de Bower
Taxonomy:

Collyriocincla [sic] boweri

E. P. Ramsay

, 1885,

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Sister to C. harmonica, based on genetic data#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

NE Queensland (Cooktown S to Townsville), in NE Australia.

Descriptive notes

19·5–21 cm; 39–48 g. Male has crown, head side and upperparts dark brownish-grey to grey, lores pale grey; upperwing dark brownish-grey, remiges edged olive-brown... read more

Voice

Song a clear whistle, rephrased in many variations, c. 20 different song types recorded, starting... read more

Habitat

Tropical rainforest and regrowth, rarely adjacent wet sclerophyll; mostly above 400 m.

Food and feeding

Insects; rarely, frogs. Forages at various heights, usually below canopy, rarely on ground; ground 1·2%, herb layer (below 1 m) 1·2%,... read more

Breeding

Season Sept–Dec. In possible courtship or pre-copulatory display, two birds perched close together, one with wings lowered and... read more

Movements

Sedentary. All recoveries of marked individuals less than 10 km from site of original ringing. Some... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Common within its small range.

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2018). Bower's Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla boweri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59367 on 19 December 2018).