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Family /VCAN.

:anthizii)ak

Species

Pyenoptitus ftoeeosus

Length in (17 cm)

Family /VCAN.

:anthizii)ak

Species

Pyenoptitus ftoeeosus

Length in (17 cm)

• long tut I is often flirted up und down short, rounded wings

• strong, feet for feeding on the ground

I liis bird gets its name from its association with the Superb Lyrebird (seep. 260). The larger Superb Lyrebird scratches up leaf litter in search of invertebrates, and the little Pilotbird follows to share in the feast. The I'ilotbird is often surprisingly tame and may approach a human observer within arm's reach.

• NEST a large, untidy, domed nest with a side entrance, placed on the ground or in a bank.

• Distribution

S.E. Australia. distribution

Habitat

Migration Non.migrant

Pilotbird

• strong, feet for feeding on the ground

• long tut I is often flirted up und down short, rounded wings

Family ACANTHIZIDAE

Species Serieornis frontalis

Queensland Form

A small, brownish bird, this species is often found in dense thickets, foraging just above ground level for seeds and insects. The underside varies in color, from spotted to plain and from white to buff, according to geographical area.

• Nest a bulky grass sphere with a side entrance, placed on the ground in undergrowth.

• Distribution

S. and E. Australia. distribution

Southwestern Form

White-browed Scrubwren

Queensland Form chestnut rump forehead pattern

streaking

Family lAUTHIZIDAK

Species ¿\canthiza pusi/la

chestnut rump streaking

Brown Thornbill

A small, insect-hunting bird with red eyes, this species is found in almost all types of woodland, usually in pairs or small parties. It forages in the undergrowth, rarely on the ground.

• NEST An untidy, bulky, oval nest with a side entrance, made of grass, and placed on or near the ground.

• Distribution

Australia, mostly south of Tropic of Capricorn. distribution forehead pattern

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