Crested Bellbird (species: Oreoica gutturalis) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Oreoica gutturalis
Crested Bellbird

©Tom Tarrant: Male Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis)

©David Cook: Male Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Pachycephalidae
Genus Oreoica
Species Oreoica gutturalis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 21.5 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Interesting facts

  • Their calls are ventriloquial, meaning that even though you can hear them, it can still be very hard to see them. (Simpson, Day and Trusler)


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is endemic to Australia.  They are found in dry inland and sub-inland forests, typically in the upper canopy.

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.