Eastern Whipbird

Psophodes olivaceu

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

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.

BREEDING

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.