Acanthizidae – Australasian Warblers

White-throated Gerygone by Ian

White-throated Gerygone by Ian

You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. (Psalms 104:10-12 ESV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Acanthizidae – Australasian Warblers

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Species (66)

Goldenface (Pachycare flavogriseum)
Fernwren (Oreoscopus gutturalis)
Scrubtit (Acanthornis magna)
Weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris)
Striated Fieldwren (Calamanthus fuliginosus)
Western Fieldwren (Calamanthus montanellus)
Rufous Fieldwren (Calamanthus campestris)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Hylacola pyrrhopygia)
Shy Heathwren (Hylacola cauta)
Pilotbird (Pycnoptilus floccosus)
Redthroat (Pyrrholaemus brunneus)
Speckled Warbler (Pyrrholaemus sagittatus)
Rockwarbler (Origma solitaria)
Rusty Mouse-warbler (Origma murina)
Mountain Mouse-warbler (Origma robusta)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Neosericornis citreogularis)
Bicolored Scrubwren (Aethomyias nigrorufus)
Pale-billed Scrubwren (Aethomyias spilodera)
Vogelkop Scrubwren (Aethomyias rufescens)
Buff-faced Scrubwren (Aethomyias perspicillatus)
Papuan Scrubwren (Aethomyias papuensis)
Grey-green Scrubwren (Aethomyias arfakianus)
Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostra)
Tropical Scrubwren (Sericornis beccarii)
Large Scrubwren (Sericornis nouhuysi)
Spotted Scrubwren (Sericornis maculatus)
Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis)
Atherton Scrubwren (Sericornis keri)
White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)
Perplexing Scrubwren (Sericornis virgatus)
Brown Gerygone (Gerygone mouki)
Grey Gerygone (Gerygone igata)
Norfolk Gerygone (Gerygone modesta)
Lord Howe Gerygone (Gerygone insularis)
Chatham Gerygone (Gerygone albofrontata)
Fan-tailed Gerygone (Gerygone flavolateralis)
Brown-breasted Gerygone (Gerygone ruficollis)
Golden-bellied Gerygone (Gerygone sulphurea)
Rufous-sided Gerygone (Gerygone dorsalis)
Mangrove Gerygone (Gerygone levigaster)
Plain Gerygone (Gerygone inornata)
Western Gerygone (Gerygone fusca)
Dusky Gerygone (Gerygone tenebrosa)
Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris)
Biak Gerygone (Gerygone hypoxantha)
Yellow-bellied Gerygone (Gerygone chrysogaster)
Green-backed Gerygone (Gerygone chloronota)
White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)
Fairy Gerygone (Gerygone palpebrosa)
Mountain Thornbill (Acanthiza katherina)
Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)
Inland Thornbill (Acanthiza apicalis)
Tasmanian Thornbill (Acanthiza ewingii)
New Guinea Thornbill (Acanthiza murina)
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis)
Buff-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza reguloides)
Western Thornbill (Acanthiza inornata)
Slender-billed Thornbill (Acanthiza iredalei)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa)
Yellow Thornbill (Acanthiza nana)
Grey Thornbill (Acanthiza cinerea)
Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)
Slaty-backed Thornbill (Acanthiza robustirostris)
Southern Whiteface (Aphelocephala leucopsis)
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface (Aphelocephala pectoralis)
Banded Whiteface (Aphelocephala nigricincta)


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The Acanthizidae, also known as the Australasian warblers, are a family of passerine birds which include gerygones, thornbills, and scrubwrens. The Acanthizidae consists of small to medium passerine birds, with a total length varying between 8 and 19 centimetres (3.1 and 7.5 in). They have short rounded wings, slender bills, long legs, and a short tail. Most species have olive, grey, or brown plumage, although some have patches of a brighter yellow. The smallest species of acanthizid, and indeed the smallest Australian passerine, is the Weebill, the largest is the

Pilotbird.Acanthizids are native to Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the south-west Pacific. Most species are found in Australia and New Guinea, with Australia having thirty-five endemic species and New Guinea fifteen. A single species is found in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands, and three species occur in the New Zealand region, including endemic species in the Chatham Islands and Norfolk Island. In Asia two species are restricted to Indonesia and another is found in the Philippines and on mainland Asia. Most species are sedentary, with the exception of the gerygones. The family occupies a range of habitats from rainforests to arid deserts. (Wikipedia with editing)


Atherton Scrubwren (Sericornis keri) by Keith Blomerley

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