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Cinclosomatidae - Quail-thrushes



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Cinclosomatidae

spottedquailthrushThere are five species of birds in this family. The are not thrushes or quails, although they have some of the behaviors and characteristics of both.

Four species are found in Australia and one species is found in New Guinea.

Quail-thrushes are small, ground-dwelling birds. They live in scrub areas and nest on the ground. They travel in pairs or in small groups. They forage on the ground and probe into crevices for insects. They may also eat some seeds. When they are threatened, they will usually run for cover instead of flying away.


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World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species


Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Painted Quail-thrush - Cinclosoma ajax Least Concern Asia Australia
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush - Cinclosoma castaneothorax Least Concern Australia
Chestnut Quail-thrush - Cinclosoma castanotum Least Concern Australia

  Cinnamon Quail-thrush - Cinclosoma cinnamomeum Least Concern Australia
Spotted Quail-thrush - Cinclosoma punctatum Least Concern Australia