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Rufous-crowned Emu-wren

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Photo by  Mat & Cathynr Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Photo by Mat & Cathy
nr Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Stipiturus ruficeps

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Identification

  • 12-13 cms (including tail)
  • 6.5-7.5 cms (excluding tail) - would be Australia's smallest bird, if not for the tail.
  • The lightest Australian bird, weighing less than 5g.
  • Male is deep violet/blue set against rufous

Distribution

Australia- From north-west coast through the interior of the continent to inland Queensland. Thought to be common.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Found in spinifex buses, including on dunes, ranges and the plains.

Behaviour

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