Smicrornis brevirostris

1 Weebill at Deakin, ACT

Smicrornis brevirostris at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jul 2020
Smicrornis brevirostris at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jul 2020
Smicrornis brevirostris at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jul 2020
Smicrornis brevirostris at Deakin, ACT - 25 Jul 2020
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Smicrornis brevirostris 4 Aug 2020 natureguy
Smicrornis brevirostris 1 Aug 2020 BIrdsinCanberra

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User's notes

At least two of them moving rapidly through the branches of a tree. They did not mind me getting a bit closer as they were moving around the branches getting food. I also took a blurry shot of one of them hovering just off the branch before it quickly darted in to get some food.

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ConBoekel wrote:
   1 Aug 2020
Given the striations on the throat and breast, the species looks to be Striated Thornbill, Acanthiza lineata.
   1 Aug 2020
Many thanks for the suggestion ConBoekel. I agree that the striations are common with the Striated Thornbill but the white iris is what I was using to identify the bird as a Weebill, the thornbill's iris is dark. However, I have been wrong in the past :-)
natureguy wrote:
   1 Aug 2020
I'm happy with Weebill, this particular individual just seems to have more striations than usual. A key giveaway is the pale eye (dark in Striated Thornbill).
   2 Aug 2020
Many thanks for the confirmation Natureguy

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