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Striated Grasswren

(Amytornis striatus)
Alternate name(s): "Striped Grass-wren", "Rufous Grasswren", "Rusty Grasswren"
"Pilbara Grasswren", "Sandhill Grasswren"

Size: 14.5-19.5 cm
Weight: 15-21 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Striated Grasswren at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "rowleyi"

This race is also called the "Rusty Grasswren". Note the rusty-coloured appearance giving them their name.

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Striated Grasswren; note the absence of rufous patches on the flanks (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Frontal view of a male Striated Grasswren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Frontal view of a male Striated Grasswren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Near-frontal view of a male Striated Grasswren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Close-up lateral view of a male Striated Grasswren in mellow light (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Lateral view of a male Striated Grasswren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Striated Grasswren in Triodia ("Spinifex") grass; although partly obscured, one can see the rufous patch on the flank characterising this bird as a female (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Lateral view of a female Striated Grasswren; note the rufous patch on the flank (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Near-dorsal view of a female Striated Grasswren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near Opalton, QLD, June 2021]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

strgwrn_me_20210604.m4a rowleyi
(Ctl QLD)
Contact calls (Q&A) © MD
strgwrn_me_20210604_2.m4a rowleyi
(Ctl QLD)
Warning/alarm calls (human) © MD

More Striated Grasswren sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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