Purple Swamphen
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Ellura
Inland Thornbill
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Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Perching Bird (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Warbler (Acanthizidae)
Species: Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis)
This Photo:     Front
Similar Species: Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Has a similar rump to chestnut-rumped thornbill, so easy to miss-identify.
Striations of the throat go much further past the breast, almost to the legs.
If you can see the colour of the eye, it often makes identification easier.
Thick buff colour eye-ring, with a red eye (compared to the off-white eye of the chestnut-rumped thornbill).

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Oct-2013
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)