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White-browed Scrubwren

Sericornis frontalis

Description:

The White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis) is a passerine bird found in coastal areas of Australia.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail
White-browed Scrubwren
Sericornis frontalis White-browed Scrubwren


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8 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 10 years ago

thanks Daniele and Jeanette. I'll ask Kerry and David Baggallay for confirmation, as I spotted them in their garden, and he is into the local birds. But your ID looks good, Daniele.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Hehe you are welcome Daniele :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks for prompting me to look further Jeannette:-)

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

I think White-browed Scrubwren might be the right ID :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

I've made another suggestion for these cuties. There are quite a few variable races so have a look at a few pictures.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

I agree Jeanette, and I was only half-convinced by my suggestion, but it the best match I could find :-( There are multiple sightings of a nearby South Asian race all around the Australian East coast. These may also be juveniles of another species, the plumage of which I can't recognize. Hopefully someone will have a more extensive bird guide or better knowledge .

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

They don't look like Grey Wagtails, Daniele... But I can't give any other suggestion, I don't know anything about australian birds :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Pamsai, I am still looking at other IDs as this would be a rare sighting for Australia, although there are several reports. Someone else my have another suggestion:-)

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 4, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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