Crimson Chat

About the Crimson Chat

The Crimson Chat is a small songbird native to Australia. Male Crimson Chats have brown bodies with red crowns and underparts. They also sport black eye masks and white throats. Females and juveniles are similar, with duller markings.

Crimson Chats feed on insects and spiders. They are also able to use their uniquely-adapted brush-tipped tongues to pick up seeds or feed on nectar.

Crimson Chats are social birds, nesting together in clusters and remaining in small flocks throughout the year. Like North America’s Killdeer, the Crimson Chat will fake an injury to lure predators away from their nest or vulnerable young.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 06 December 2010
Scientific Name
Epthianura tricolor
  • Passeriformes
  • Meliphagidae
  • Epthianura
  • E. tricolor
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4 to 5 inches
10 to 11 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) pustináček tříbarvý
Danish (Dansk) Rød Drosselsmutte
Dutch (Nederlands) Scharlaken Schijnpaapje
Finnish (Suomi) punataskumaluri
French (Français) Epthianure tricolore
German (Deutsch) Scharlachtrugschmätzer
Italian (Italiano) Sassicola australiana ventrerosso
Japanese (日本語) ベニオアストラリアヒタキ (benio-sutorariahitaki)
Norwegian (Norsk) Karminhonningskvett
Polish (Polski) podkasalka amarantowa
Russian (русский язык) Красногрудая чекановая трясогузка
Spanish (Español) Eptianuro Tricolor
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