Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa

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Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Scientific Classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Acanthizidae
Genus:Acanthiza
Species:A. chrysorrhoa
Binomial name
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa



[top]Description

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.

[top]Breeding



[top]Voice

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.

[top]Images

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