The Yellow-rumped Thornbill is the largest of the thornbills. It is a greyish brown bird with yellow rump and white spots on top of head. The underside is creamy. Males and females are similar in colour. The young birds are similar to adults but paler. Birds are often seen in small flocks feeding on the ground.
10 cm to 12 cm
various habitats including woodland, shrubland, grassland, parks and gardens
small insects and some seeds
The nest is dome shaped made of grass and bark with a cup like "false nest" on top. The nest is built in shrub or tree with dense foliage. The females lays three or four white eggs marked with pale reddish brown.
wide distribution in Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Yellow-rumped Thornbill|
Relatives in same Genus
Inland Thornbill (A. apicalis)
Tasmanian Thornbill (A. ewingii)
Striated Thornbill (A. lineata)
Yellow Thornbill (A. nana)
Brown Thornbill (A. pusilla)
Buff-rumped Thornbill (A. reguloides)