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Bird Yellw Rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa)


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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Common Name: Yellow Rumped Thornbill

Scientific name: Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

Family: Pardalotidae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: throughout eastern and south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania, as well in southern parts of the Northern Territory and on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia.

Habitat: open habitats, such as woodlands, forests, shrublands and grasslands with some trees. It is also common in agricultural lands, along watercourses.

Field Notes: largest and probably the best-known thornbill, with a striking yellow rump. It is mainly grey-olive to grey-brown above to cream below, with a white-spotted black crown and a dark eye stripe. The tail is black, with white tips. The sexes are similar.

Photo by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

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