Male whipbirds produce a distinctive long drawnout “whipcrack” call. Females respond to this with a sharp “choo-choo” call.
Whipbirds eat insects they find while sifting through leaf litter on the ground.
The female builds a cup nest from bark and sticks, which she lines with finer grasses. She then incubates a clutch of two pale blue and speckled eggs. Both parents feed the young.
Whipbirds are monogamous and a pair can stay together for many years.
Dark green indicates where the Eastern Whipbird can be found
Moonlit Sanctuary acknowledges the Bunurong / Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.