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Southern Emu-wren

(Stipiturus malachurus)
Alternate name(s): "Button-grass Wren", "Sticktail", "Emu-wren*"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "westernensis": "djorrdjilya*", "djodal*"

Size: 15-19 cm; tail length 11-12 cm
Weight: 6-9 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Southern Emu-wren at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "malachurus"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, NSW, December 2014]

Frontal view of a male Southern Emu-wren, different posture (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, NSW, December 2014]

Near-lateral view of a male Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, NSW, December 2014]

Lateral view of a male Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, NSW, December 2014]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, NSW, December 2014]

Near-frontal view of a female Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, NSW, December 2014]

Race "westernensis"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Wilyabrup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Close-up lateral view of a male Southern Emu-wren; note the long rictal bristles ["whiskers"] (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Wilyabrup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Lateral view of a male Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Wilyabrup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Lateral view of a male Southern Emu-wren with its tail cocked (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Wilyabrup Beach, WA, December 2016]

FEMALE

Near-lateral view of a female Southern Emu-wren (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Wilyabrup Beach, WA, December 2016]

Pair of Southern Emu-wrens hiding in a shrub; male on the left, female on the right (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Wilyabrup Beach, WA, December 2016]

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