French: Acanthize nain German: Gelbbauch-Dornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza enana
Vigors and Horsfield
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. flava
H. L. White, 1922 – NE Queensland (Atherton and Evelyn uplands), in NE Australia.
A. n. modesta
De Vis, 1905 – SE Queensland S inland (W of Great Dividing Range) to SE South Australia and Victoria.
A. n. nana
Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 – coastal and subcoastal SE Australia (extreme SE Queensland S to SE New South Wales).
8·5–10 cm; 6–7 g. Small to medium-sized thornbill, the yellowest of the genus. Nominate race has forehead to hindneck olive to dull yellowish-olive (greyer... read more
A repeated disyllabic “tzid-id” or “tzid- id, tiz-tiz”, rather less insect-... read more
Open forest, and shrublands in drier woodland. Inhabits casuarina (Casuarina), cypress... read more
Food and feeding
Major prey items include ants and wasps (Hymenoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera) including lerps (Psyllidae), flies (Diptera... read more
Season Jul–Mar (spring, summer and autumn) throughout range; sometimes double-brooded. Breeds solitarily as pair; sometimes co-... read more
Primarily resident; some local movements reported, with autumn-winter post-breeding occurrences at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and locally common. Race flava of far N Queensland poorly known, and occupies fairly limited range. This species suffers locally... read more
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