2022—Grey Shrike-thrush

Shrike-thrush, Shrike-thrush, Shrike-thrush! Say that three times quickly! We encountered Grey Shrike-thrushes every day as we walked through the rainforest and on the grounds at O’Reilly’s in Lamington National Park. It is a common bird and lives throughout most of Australia. Every time someone pointed to it, I couldn’t say Shrike-thrush once, let along three times. I believe this is a juvenile Grey Shrike-thrush because of the rufous brow and dark streaks on its breast, information gleaned from one of the Australian bird reference e-guides I used on this trip, the Morcombe & Stewart Guide to Birds of Australia. It also seems to have that irresistibly cute baby bird look about it.