Acanthizids occur in all habitats in Australia, including mangroves (the key habitat for three gerygones), rainforests

A large-billed scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris) at its nest in Lamington National Park, Australia. (Photo by R. Brown/Animals Animals. Reproduced by permission.)

(where most of the scrub wrens are found), eucalypt forests and woodlands (weebill, several of the thornbills). The bristlebirds are found in dense coastal and upland heaths, whereas the rockwarbler, heathwrens (Hylacola), and field-wrens (Calamanthus) also occur in habitats with heathy shrubs. The whitefaces and the redthroat (Pyrrholaemus brunneus) may be found in arid shrublands and deserts.

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