BROWN THORNBILL FACTS
As you would expect from its name, the Brown Thornbill is a little brown bird. It is common in eastern and southern Australia. It is brown above with grey breast and throat with darker stripes. The rump is reddish brown and tail is greyish. It is an average sized Thornbill and male and females are similar in appearance; young birds are fairly similar too.
found in a variety of habitats where there is dense cover including wet eucalypt forest, dry eucalypt forest, woodland, shrubland
mainly insects and sometimes seeds or fruit
The nest is dome shaped made of grass, bark and lined with feathers and soft plant material. The nest is usually built near the ground in low shrub or dense grass clump.
southern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, eastern South Australia, and Tasmania.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Brown Thornbill|
Relatives in same Genus
Inland Thornbill (A. apicalis)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (A. chrysorrhoa)
Tasmanian Thornbill (A. ewingii)
Striated Thornbill (A. lineata)
Yellow Thornbill (A. nana)
Buff-rumped Thornbill (A. reguloides)