Male whipbirds produce a distinctive long drawnout “whipcrack” call. Females respond to this with a sharp “choo-choo” call.
WHAT THEY EAT
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.