Inland Thornbill
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Ellura
Inland Thornbill
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Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Warbler (Acanthizidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis)
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Thank you Antoni Camozzato & David Muirhead for confirming the id of this species for us

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

Similar Species: Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Oct-2013
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)