Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
In Flight
Ellura
Southern Whiteface
Juvenile
 
    
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Warbler (Acanthizidae)
Species: Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)
This Photo:     Fighting
Similar Species: Inland Thornbill

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Very obvious brown & buff ring pattern around the eye. Striated throat. The chestnut-rump is easily hidden by the wings.
Eye is off-white.
Eye colour helps greatly when trying to identify a thornbill when the rest of the bird is obscured.

Copyright © 2010- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-May-2010
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)