Dasyornithidae – Bristlebirds

Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti) ©ArthurGrosset

Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti) ©ArthurGrosset

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26 ESV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Dasyornithidae – Bristlebirds


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Species (3)

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Dasyornis
Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus)
Western Bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris)
Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti)


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The bristlebirds are a family, Dasyornithidae, of passerine bird. There are three species in one genus, Dasyornis. The family is endemic to Australia. Bristlebirds are long-tailed, sedentary, ground-frequenting birds. They vary in length with the Eastern Bristlebird the smallest, and the Rufous Bristlebird the largest, species. Their coloring is mainly grey with various shades of brown, ranging from olive-brown through chestnut and rufous, on the plumage of the upperparts. The grey plumage of the underparts or the mantle is marked by pale dappling or scalloping. The common name of the family is derived from the presence of prominent rictal bristles. (Wikipedia with editing)

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