SHY HEATHWREN FACTS
The Shy Heathwren is a small brown scrubwren. It has a brown back, chestnut coloured rump, long brown tail that is held angled upwards. It has white stripe about eye. The underside is whitish grey with dark streaks on chest. It has a small white patch on the wing near the shoulder. It is similar to the Chestnut-rumped Heathwren which has less prominent streaking on the chest and no white wing patch. It is fairly uncommon throughout its range.
Shy Hylacola, Mallee Hylacola, Mallee wren
found amongst the undergrowth in mallee woodland
mainly insects caught on the ground
builds a dome-shaped nest of twigs and other plant material amongst long grass or low shrubs. Lays two or three pale brownish finely spotted eggs
found along south coast of Western Australia and South Australia and into western parts of Victoria and New South Wales
|Common Name:||Shy Heathwren|