The Buff-rumped Thornbill is greyish olive on the back and head and creamy yellow coloured on the underside. As the name indicates it has a buff coloured rump. The eye has a pale iris. The tail is dark with a lighter tip. There are four separate subspecies. this species is not particularly common and population is in decline due to habitat loss.
open forest, woodland
insects and sometimes seeds
The nest is a dome made of bark, moss grass, bound with spider web and lined with feathers. The nest is positioned on a tree often amongst bark.
eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria and south eastern South Australia
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:||Buff-rumped 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)
Brown Thornbill (A. pusilla)