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  • Yellow-rumped Thornbill

  • Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
  • The Yellow-rumped Thornbill is the largest and probably the best-known thornbill, with a striking yellow rump. It is mainly grey-olive to grey-brown above to cream below, with a white-spotted black crown and a dark eye stripe. The tail is black, with white tips. The sexes are similar. Young birds have softer, fluffier plumage on the body, but are otherwise similar. Often seen in small flocks feeding on the ground, often with other thornbills and ground-feeding birds.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=527
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=527&p=206
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Yellow-rumped Thornbill

  • The Yellow-rumped Thornbill is the largest and probably the best-known thornbill, with a striking yellow rump. It is mainly grey-olive to grey-brown above to cream below, with a white-spotted black crown and a dark eye stripe. The tail is black, with white tips. The sexes are similar. Young birds have softer, fluffier plumage on the body, but are otherwise similar. Often seen in small flocks feeding on the ground, often with other thornbills and ground-feeding birds.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 486
  • Size
  • 10-12cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=527&p=206
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=527
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/yellow-rumped-thornbill