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Striated Thornbill

(Acanthiza lineata)
Alternate name(s): "Striated Tit", "Striped Tit", "Striped-crowned Thornbill"
Size: 10 cm
Weight: 7 g (average)

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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 Thornbill at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "lineata"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, March 2017]

Close-up frontal view of a Striated Thornbill
[Dunn's Swamp, Wollemi NP, NSW, October 2016]

Frontal view of a Striated Thornbill
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, August 2015]

Near-frontal view of a Striated Thornbill
[Dunn's Swamp, Wollemi NP, NSW, October 2016]

Lateral view of a Striated Thornbill in a rocky creek bed (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, April 2014]

Lateral view of a Striated Thornbill
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, August 2013]

Lateral view of a Striated Thornbill in a rocky creek bed (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Upper Tongio, Old Omeo Cap Road, East Gippsland, VIC, August 2016]

Lateral view of a Striated Thornbill hanging off an eucalypt leaf (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, June 2015]

Ventral view of a Striated Thornbill hanging off an eucalypt leaf (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, June 2015]

Dorsal view of a Striated Thornbill
[Glacial Valley, near Rocky Creek, NSW, September 2008]

Race "whitei"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Frontal view of a Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Near-frontal view of a Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Near-lateral view of a Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Lateral view of a Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Soaking wet Striated Thornbill (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Soaking wet Striated Thornbills (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island, March 2016]

Food, Diet

To the best of our knowledge all thornbills feed on small insects.

Ventral view of a Striated Thornbill with its prey, which looks like an aphid
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, October 2013]

This Striated Thornbill was observed by us taking nectar from Urn Heath
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, August 2015]

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.

The identification of this call is not 100% certain.

stthbil_20140115.mp3 lineata
(NW NSW)
Various © MD

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