|Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
The Yellow-rumped Thornbill is distributed in much of Australia except for the tropical north. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in short grass or bushes at the edge of woodlands and on farms and gardens.
|The most obvious features are its yellow rump and the black crown with white spots. There are 4 sub-species. Photos 1 to 4 are of the race A. c. leighi while photo 5 is from Tasmania where the sub-species is A. c. leachi which has a greyish-olive rather than a brownish-olive back and paler underparts. Photo 6 is the nominate sub-species from Western Australia.|
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