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Includes Western Grasswren
Dull greyish-brown, fine, dark-edged whitish streaks, paler underparts.
This species is split by some authorities; Gill and Donsker (2010) have A. textilis as Western Grasswren (includes A. t. myall) and A. modestus as Thick-billed Grasswren.
Thick bushes and shrubby vegetation. Particularly acacia-dominated shrublands, dense shrub associations in drainage depressions, and Triodia spinifex with acacia shrubland components.
The diet consists of a wide variety of insects, from termites, to spiders, also caterpillars, grass seeds and small berries.
The female builds a hooded, deep, cup-shaped nest formed from strips of bark and dry grass, lined with fine dry grass and sometimes flowers or feathers. The 1-4 eggs are laid at 40-48 hour intervals. Both sexes incubate the eggs for 15-17 days, and feed the young.
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