Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
In Flight
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Warbler (Acanthizidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)
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Thank you Antoni Camozzato & Andrew Allen for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland 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.

Similar Species: Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis)

Copyright © 2015-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-May-2015
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)