Both scrub-bird species prefer habitat with very dense vegetation cover close to the ground, a thick layer of leaf litter, and a moist microclimate. In the case of the rufous scrub-bird, suitable habitat occurs mainly in rainforest, associated with natural or human-induced openings in the canopy, or in adjoining moist eucalyptus forest that has been well buffered from fire. The noisy scrub-bird is currently confined to coastal low forest, thicket, and heath, although historically it also occurred in moist areas within taller eucalyptus forest.

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