Logrunners (Orthonychidae)

Australian Logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii) - HBW 12, p. 346

French: Orthonyx de Temminck German: Australien-Stachelschwanzflöter Spanish: Colaespina de Temminck
Other common names: Brown/Spine-tailed/Southern Logrunner, Spine-tailed Chowchilla, (Jungle) Spinetail, Scrubquail, Scrubhen

Taxonomy: Orthonyx Temminckii Ranzani, 1822, Hat Hill, near Nowra, New South Wales, Australia.
Formerly considered conspecific with O. novaeguineae, but recent studies indicate significant genetic differences from latter, possibly even at genus level; also differs vocally. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Australia, from extreme SE Queensland (Bunya Mts) S in mountain ranges and coastal regions to CE New South Wales (Illawarra district).