Juvenile, Eating a Sugar Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Australasian Warbler (Acanthizidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)|
|This Photo:||Comparison with Pardalote|
Thank you Antoni Camozzato for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland and elsewhere
Smallest Australian bird. Very active. Never sits still. Perches with cousin Pardalote quite happily.
A mix of gentle greens, browns and yellow make it quite an attractive bird.
Beak looks more like a finch's, than a thornbill's.
The brow is usually more obvious than shown in this photo.