PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Epthianura albifrons  

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)
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© Vik Dunis 2014
Lake Tutchewop, VIC (Dec, 2014)

The White-fronted Chat is the least colourful of Australia's four chats but is still boldly patterned.

The Gibberbird has sometimes been considered Australia's fifth chat and was once known as the Desert Chat.*


*McNaughton, Malcolm (1975). Australian Birdlife Illustrated. Rigby Limited, p.100.

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chats

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Female White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Female White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Female White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Female White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Take-away Food

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Female White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Male and immature chats

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons)

Young Male White-fronted Chat