French: Acanthize à croupion roux German: Braunbürzel-Dornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza culirroja
inland New South Wales, Australia
Semi-arid and arid zones of C & S Australia; absent from tropical N and from E seaboard.
9–11 cm; 6 g. Medium-sized, rather pale thornbill with pale eyes. Plumage is pale grey-brown to brownish-grey above, with distinct white scalloping on dark brown... read more
Song a sweet, trilling, rapid “swee-tee” series, shorter and less high-pitched than... read more
Dry woodland and shrubland, especially mallee with spinifex (Triodia), Eremophila... read more
Food and feeding
Reported food items mainly arthropods, including spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera) including lerp insects (... read more
Season Jun–Dec, with eggs Jul–Dec; can be double-brooded or possibly triple-brooded. Most records of breeding involve pairs,... read more
Resident; some local movements of up to c. 2·5 km reported, but not well known. Odd records... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread species of much of arid and semi-arid mainland Australia; absent from the most severe deserts. Habitat clearance has caused declines in... read more
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