Australasian Warblers

Acanthizidae

The ‘little brown birds’, the scrubwrens, gerygones and thornbills, can be either terrestrial or arboreal. All members of this family have thin beaks and short, weak, rounded legs. The Lord Howe Gerygone Gerygone insularis, is classified as extinct, and 35 of the 41 extant[Pg6]  species are endemic to Australia.

Scrubtit

Acanthornis magna Predominantly found in wet beech, eucalypt or paperbark forests, this generally shy treecreeper-like bird feeds on small insects, which it gleans mainly from the trunk and branches of trees. It is brownish with a grey face and conspicuous white eyering and small wingbar. The underparts are buffalong the flanks and cream belly. Often seen climbing up and down the trunks of trees,...

Speckled Warbler

Pyrrholaemus sagittatus Small (65mm), predominantly ground-dwelling, thornbill-like warbler. It is grey above, speckled with blackish streaks on the back and whitish streaks on the crown, and creamish to white below, with numerous darker streaks, forming longitudinal lines on the breast, belly and flanks. The rump is yellowish (generally more visible in flight) and the tail feathers are tipped...

White-browed Scrubwren

The White-browed Scrubwren is a noisy and inquisitive bird.  Within Australia there are five species of Scrubwren, of which this species is the most common and widespread.  Its range extends from northern Queensland, in a broad coastal band through South Australia to the mid Western Australian Coast, and Tasmania.  Throughout this range it is found in rainforests, open forests, woodlands, scrubs an...