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 species are endemic to Australia.

Scrubtit

Scrubtit

What does it look like? The Scrubtit is brownish with a grey face and conspicuous white eyering and small wingbar. The underparts are buffalong the flanks and cream belly. Where does it live?  It is endemic to Tasmania and is found wherever suitable habitat occurs. A second subspecies occurs on King Island. What are its habitats and habits? The Scrubtit is predominantly found in wet beech, e...
Speckled Warbler

Speckled Warbler

What does it look like? The Speckled Warbler is a small, 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 ...
White-browed Scrubwren

White-browed Scrubwren

What does it look like?  The White-browed Scrubwren shows some variation in plumage markings and colouration.  Predominantly, birds are fuscous-brown with slightly paler underparts and have a characteristic white eyebrow.  Birds in the Australia’s north are more yellow underneath, and the males have an almost black facial mask, whereas birds found along the southern coastline have conspicuous dark...