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  Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)





Striated Thornbill | Acanthiza lineata photo
Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)

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Striated Thornbill | Acanthiza lineata photo
Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata), Captain's Flat, New South Wales, Australia

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STRIATED THORNBILL FACTS

Description
The Striated Thornbill is a little brown bird from eastern and southern Australia. It is a brownish olive green colour above with cream underside streaked with black. The top of the head is reddish brown. Male and females birds are similar in colour, and young birds are also similar with less streaking. It is similar to the Brown Thornbill but can be distinguished by the reddish head cap and amount of streaking on underside.

Size
10 cm

Habitat
open forest and woodland,

Food
small insects, seeds and sometimes fruit

Breeding
The nest is dome shaped made from bark and moss bound with spider web and lined with feathers and soft plant material.

Range
southern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria and eastern South Australia.

distribution map showing range of Acanthiza lineata 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:lineata
Common Name:Striated Thornbill

Relatives in same Genus
  Inland Thornbill (A. apicalis)
  Yellow-rumped Thornbill (A. chrysorrhoa)
  Tasmanian Thornbill (A. ewingii)
  Yellow Thornbill (A. nana)
  Brown Thornbill (A. pusilla)
  Buff-rumped Thornbill (A. reguloides)