Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Buff-rumped Thornbill
Acanthiza reguloides
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Click to listen to sound samples Buff-rumped Thornbills are found in the drier, more open forest regions of coastal eastern Australia. Further inland they are replaced by the Chestnut-rumped Thornbill and in SW W.A. the Western Thornbill is another near relative. All three species forage mainly on the ground and live in family parties. Buff-rumped Thornbills usually nest close to the ground, in a tussock , under the bark of a tree or in a hollow. The female alone incubates the eggs, but all members of a group share in feeding the young. In winter, groups may aggregate with other species into mixed feeding flocks. Apart from the buff-coloured rump the other key field mark is the pale coloured eye.

Photo: 484201

484201 ... Buff-rumped Thornbill sitting in nest.

Photo: 484202

484202 ... Buff-rumped Thornbill, Canberra, A.C.T.

Photo: 484204

484204 ... Buff-rumped Thornbill

Photo: 484205

484205 ... A key field mark is the pale-coloured eye.

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