Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

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Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Scientific Classification
Species:A. chrysorrhoa
Binomial name
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa


Yellow-rumped Thornbills take after their namesake and have a vibrant yellow rump. They are olive-brown above with a black crown with white spots. They have a white eyebrow and dark eye stripe. They are creamy-buff below.

[top]Behavioural characteristics

[top]Distribution and habitat

They can be found in a variety of habitats including suburban parks and gardens, feeding on the ground. They also inhabit open woodland and farms.



Calls and songs recorded in Williamstown, SA. Yellow-rumped Thornbill Short.mp3

[top]Where to find

[top]Photographic Tips

These birds are quite friendly and can be photographed easily by staying low and moving slowly while they are busy feeding.


Williamstown, South AustraliaWilliamstown, South Australia
Whites Road Wetlands, South AustraliaWhites Road Wetlands, South Australia
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