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  Yellow Thornbill (Acanthiza nana)





Yellow Thornbill | Acanthiza nana photo
Yellow Thornbill, Acanthiza nana

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



YELLOW THORNBILL FACTS

Description
The Yellow Thornbill is a brownish olive colour above with yellow underside. The throat is reddish brown. This species is the yellowest of all the Thornbills, and can be distinguished from the similar Yellow-rumped Thornbill by the bright yellow underside. Male and females birds are similar in colour. young birds are similar to adults but duller in colour.

Size
10cm

Habitat
open forest and woodland, shrubland, parks and gardens

Food
insects and sometimes seeds

Breeding
The nest is a dome made of grass and bark and lined with feathers and soft plant material. The nest is usually in high tree branch

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

distribution map showing range of Acanthiza nana 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:nana
Common Name:Yellow Thornbill

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