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Striated Thornbill

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Acanthiza lineata
Photo © by Pearly Shells
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[edit] Identification

Green upperparts, orange-brown cap, streaked white and off-white to cream underparts, streaked on chin, throat and breast. The sexes are similar and young birds have less streaking on the underside.

[edit] Distribution

Graphic by Nrg800
Graphic by Nrg800

Australia from southern Queensland to eastern South Australia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Open forests and woodlands, especially eucalypts.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes insects, seeds, nectar or fruit.

Bot sexes build the oval, domed nest, with a hooded entrance near the top, from bark mixed with lichen, mosses and spider webs and egg sacs, lined with feathers, fur or soft plant down, placed in the outer branches of trees, shrubs and vine-covered saplings, mainly of eucalypts. The female incubates the eggs and both parents feed the young, along with other members of the breeding group. Nests may be parasitised by Shining Bronze Cuckoos, as well as Fan-tailed Cuckoos.

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