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  • Brown Thornbill

  • Acanthiza pusilla
  • The Brown Thornbill is a small bird, but is one of the medium-sized and more common of the thornbills. It has olive-brown to grey upperparts, with a warm rusty-brown forehead scalloped with paler markings. The rump has a rusty-brown patch, the tail is grey-brown with a black band and a pale tip, and the underparts are off-white, streaked blackish on the chin, throat and chest. The eye is dark red. The sexes are similar and young birds are only slightly different to adults, with a duller eye.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=519
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=519&p=203
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Brown Thornbill

  • The Brown Thornbill is a small bird, but is one of the medium-sized and more common of the thornbills. It has olive-brown to grey upperparts, with a warm rusty-brown forehead scalloped with paler markings. The rump has a rusty-brown patch, the tail is grey-brown with a black band and a pale tip, and the underparts are off-white, streaked blackish on the chin, throat and chest. The eye is dark red. The sexes are similar and young birds are only slightly different to adults, with a duller eye.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Acanthiza pusilla
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 475
  • Size
  • 10cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=519&p=203
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=519
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/brown-thornbill