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  Buff-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza reguloides)





Buff-rumped Thornbill | Acanthiza reguloides photo
Buff-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza reguloides, taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria

Image by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
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.

Size
10cm

Habitat
open forest, woodland

Food
insects and sometimes seeds

Breeding
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.

Range
eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria and south eastern South Australia

distribution map showing range of Acanthiza reguloides in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Acanthizidae
Genus:Acanthiza
Species:reguloides
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)