Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olvaceus)

The Eastern Whipbird is found in rainforest and wet forest on the coast of Eastern Australia from eastern Victoria to the wet tropics of north Queensland. It is so called because of its trademark loud ‘whip-crack’ call – which is made by the male bird. The female instantly answers with a ‘chew’ like call. This bird is much more often heard rather than seen, usually keeping to dense undergrowth. However you get the odd place where they become very tame and easy to see.