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.
found in dense vegetation in rainforest, woodland and heaths
mainly insects and other small invertebrates. They forage for insects in leaf litter on forest floor.
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.
from northern Queensland down the east coast and through South Australia to the mid west coast of Western Australian. Also found in Tasmania
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||White-browed Scrubwren|
Relatives in same Genus
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (S. citreogularis)
Atherton Scrubwren (S. keri)
Large-billed Scrubwren (S. magnirostris)