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Bird White Browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)

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Common Name: White Browed Scrubwren

Scientific Name: Sericornis frontalis

Family: Pardalotidae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: NA.

Distribution: extends from northern Queensland, in a broad coastal band through South Australia to the mid Western Australian coast, and Tasmania.

Habitat: rainforest, open forest, woodland and heaths.

Field Notes:mostly dark olive-brown above, while the throat is buff grey and the flanks, belly and rump are dull rufous. They have a white line above the eye and another below the eye. The area around the eye between the lines is black, becoming greyer near the ear. The eye is light cream. Males and females are similar, but the females are slightly duller, particularly on the face. Size 11 - 13cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Yard ,QLD.

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I think this is one of the variants. SEQ
 

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For the last two breeding seasons we've had a male WBS fighting his reflection in our front window for at least ten hours a day! He keeps this up for six or so weeks.
Several times during the day he will disappear for a few minutes, I guess to feed & breed but before long he's back again doing furious battle with the interloper in the window.
 
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