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New South Wales, Australia
List:
Passeriformes > Acanthizidae

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

Hylacola pyrrhopygia

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Identification

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Small bird of dense heath and shrubland in southeastern Australia. Pale brown above, whitish below, with distinct pale supercilium, red-brown rump, small white patch at the base of primaries, fine dark chest streaking, and long, cocked tail. Forages quietly on the ground or in thick vegetation, where difficult to see. Compare Shy Heathwren, which has a white wing spot, more black in wing, and darker legs.

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