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  White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)





White-browed Scrubwren | Sericornis frontalis photo
White-browed Scrubwren

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White-browed Scrubwren | Sericornis frontalis photo
white browed scrub wren Sericornis frontalis

Image by Benjamint444 - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
The White-browed Scrubwren is dark olive-brown above, with greyish chest. It has a white eyebrow above the eye, and another white line below the eye. Between these lines is a black eye patch. The underside is grey with reddish tinge. The eye is light cream. Males and females look similar, with females having duller face markings. In the tropics and subtropics the face is blacker and underside is more yellow in colour. Young are similar to the adults, but more brownish in colour.

Size
12cm

Habitat
found in dense vegetation in rainforest, woodland and heaths

Food
mainly insects and other small invertebrates. They forage for insects in leaf litter on forest floor.

Breeding
The nest is a large ball with side entrance, made of grass, bark and fibre, and lined with feathers. The nest is usually built near ground in dense vegetation, or sometimes in a tree fork. Lays 2-3 grey-white eggs spotted with brown.

Range
from northern Queensland down the east coast and through South Australia to the mid west coast of Western Australian. Also found in Tasmania



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Acanthizidae
Genus:Sericornis
Species:frontalis
Common Name:White-browed Scrubwren

Relatives in same Genus
  Yellow-throated Scrubwren (S. citreogularis)
  Atherton Scrubwren (S. keri)
  Large-billed Scrubwren (S. magnirostris)