Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla
Brown Thornbill, Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image Australia
February / April 2006

The Brown Thornbill is distributed in south-east Australia and Tasmania. In the interior it is replaced by the Inland Thornbill A. apicalis. It is found in the lower levels of forest, woodland and scrub.

Brown Thornbill, Wye Valley, Victoria, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image It has buff scallops on the forecrown, a reddish eye, large dark arrow-head streaks on the greyish throat and breast, a tawny rump and a blackish subterminal band on the tail.

Photo 5 taken in Tasmania is of the sub-species A. p. diemenensis.

Brown Thornbill, Wye Valley, Victoria, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
Brown Thornbill, Fitzroy Falls, NSW, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image
Brown Thornbill, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
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