NT Conservation Status
It has blue wings and rump with brown shoulders and a creamy barred breast and belly. Birds are sexually dimorphic, females having a brown tail and males having a blue tail.
Found in family groups of up to 12 individuals. Feeds on a large variety of prey found on or close to the ground including insects, lizards and frogs to small birds, rodents, fish and even crayfish.
Nest is high in tree hollows or arboreal termite nests. Both parents help incubate the 3-4 white eggs for 25 days followed by previous offspring and parents who feed and raise the chicks for another 36 days when fledged.
It lives in open savannah, woodland and Melaleuca swamps across northern Australia from Shark Bay in WA to Brisbane.
Fire, vehicles, habitat loss, feral cats