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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Quail-thrushes

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Cinclosomatidae

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The family of Quail-thrushes is endemic to Australia, New Guinea and neighboring islands. The body length is 17 cm to 28 cm. They have a small head, long tail, and well-developed legs. The sexes are different. Their habitat range from dry landscapes to mountainous rainforests. Their food is invertebrates and seeds. They lead a terrestrial and largely cryptic life. The voice is high-pitched and carry long distances. When they rise, their wings make a sound like those of flying quails. The nests are usually cup-shaped, the clutch size is regularly two. For many species in this family, little is known about the further breeding biology.

Cinclosoma

     punctatum - Spotted Quail-thrush (6)
     castanotum - Chestnut-backed Quail-thrush (5)
     cinnamomeum - Cinnamon Quail-thrush (4)
     castaneothorax - Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (3)
     ajax - Painted Quail-thrush (6)

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