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Small (Robin, Finch, Thornbill etc)Acanthiza reguloides

Buff-rumped Thornbill at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Acanthiza reguloides at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2015

Identification history

Small (Robin, Finch, Thornbill etc) Acanthiza reguloides 19 Apr 2016 RyuCallaway
Unidentified 19 Apr 2016 roymcd

4 comments

   19 Apr 2016
Another great photo!
roymcd wrote:
   19 Apr 2016
thanks Ryu, I'm not too crash hot on IDs for small birds, I thought this might be a Weebill. Any tips for me on how to distinguish them in a photo like this without seeing the rump? Thanks, Roy :-)
   19 Apr 2016
It is hard to explain, more of a combination of features. I guess the most obvious features of the face would be a blunter stubbier bill and a noticeable pale brow over the eye for Weebills. Buff-rumped Thornbills also have slightly more orangy scalloping above the beak, which is absent from Weebills.
In the field, you will find that Weebills tend to stay in the mid to upper canopy whereas BR Thornbills will most often be in the lower canopy to the ground
roymcd wrote:
   20 Apr 2016
Thanks Ryu, much appreciated :-)

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Nearby Sightings

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Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2019 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2018 Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2017 Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Mar 2017 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Dec 2016 Daptolestes limbipennis (A wasp-mimicking robber fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2016 Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Nov 2016 Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2016 Belenois java (Caper White) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016 Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2016 Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2016 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Aug 2016 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Apr 2016 Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Buff Bark Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Feb 2016 Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Feb 2016 Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Feb 2016 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Oct 2015 Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Oct 2015
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Sep 2018
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2017
Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Dec 2016
Daptolestes limbipennis (A wasp-mimicking robber fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2016
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Nov 2016
Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2016
Belenois java (Caper White) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016
Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2016
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Oct 2016
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Aug 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Apr 2016
Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Buff Bark Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Feb 2016
Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Feb 2016
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Feb 2016
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Oct 2015
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Oct 2015

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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