Dusky Grasswren Amytornis purnelli

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Small rusty-brown bird with finely streaked plumage and long cocked tail, found in rocky areas and gorges around spinifex clumps of Central Australia, including Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. Upperparts rusty brown, underparts slightly paler brown, the adult female showing a small rusty flank patch. Usually seen on the ground, scrambling around rocks and spinifex clumps. Much more solidly built than fairywrens, and with fine white streaks on head and chest.

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