Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Facts and Photos

Information about the Bird Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

The chestnut-rumped heathwren (Hylacola pyrrhopygia) is a species of bird in the Acanthizidae family. It is endemic to temperate and subtropical forests of Australia.

The chestnut-rumped heathwrens is a small bushland bird with an olive-brown back, reddish-brown chest, and streaked brown-on-white chest. There is a terminal grey band on the tail. Both sexes have a prominent white eyebrow; eyes are yellow, while bill, legs and feet are grey. It measures 14cm (5.5in) in length.
The species has a wide range, occurring in temperate and subtropical forest and bush habitats throughout mainland Australia.
The species is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN. However, it is nationally listed as Endangered in South Australia and Vulnerable in Victoria., with continued fragmentation and loss of habitat and predation by introduced predators being regarded as the main pressures.

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