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Pilotbird
 
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Scientific Name:
Pycnoptilus floccosus
Location(s):
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally fairly common (Flegg and Madge 1995). ...
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Wikipedia
The Pilotbird is a large, plump species of acanthizid, measuring around 18 centimetres (7.1 in) in length and weighing 27 grams (0.95 oz). It has a large head and a short bill. The plumage is mostly brown with scalloping on the chest and an orangeish throat. The species is highly terrestrial. The name of the species comes from its supposed habit of following lyrebirds, taking prey that they flush. This habit is well known but seldom observed. ...
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