The Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) is described as being a ground forager – it eats invertebrates – and unobtrusive. The colouring of its plumage certainly helps make it difficult to see.
This bird was foraging in the denser scrub on the eastern side of the reservoir, close to the George Toye Track. It flew to a higher branch and froze there for a short time before returning to the ground. It moved again to a high branch and, obligingly, posed for a while, on one leg.
Sources and further resources
Birdlife Australia (2012) Bassian Thrush http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/bassian-thrush
Birds in Backyards (n.d.) Bassian Thrush http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Zoothera-lunulata
Chapman, G. (2012) Bassian Thrush – Australian Birds, Graeme Chapman Natural History Photographer-Ornithologist http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=528