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WARBLER-like Familes

FOUND mainly in

Australasia
Asia, Europe
Madagascar
Africa, Asia

Africa, Asia, Australasia
Africa, Asia, Australasia
Africa
Asia

New World
Asia, Europe
Africa, Asia, Europe, NA
Africa, Asia, Europe
COMMON NAME

Australian Warblers
Reed Warblers
Malagasy warblers
Bush Warblers

Apalis, Cisticola, Tailorbird
Grass Warblers and allies
African Warblers
Parrotbills

New World Warblers
Leaf-Warblers
Kinglets
Typical Warblers

AUSTRALIAN WARBLERS

Order Passeriformes    Family Acanthizidae

The Australasian Warbler family Acanthizidae contains Gerygones, Thornbills, and Scrubwrens. Most species are of dull color. They mainly feed on insects, but some also feed on seeds.  Many of the species that are now in Acanthizidae were previously in the family Pardalotidae.


Genus Acanthiza
The nest of the thornbills is a large dome-shaped construction, completely enclosed except for a side hole. It combines long incubation periods with highly synchronous hatching. This combination, normally impossible due to intense competition for food, occurs because parents and (usually) helpers can organise food supply in such a manner that sibling competition for food is virtually absent.

Thornbill, Brown  Acanthiza pusilla  Found: Australia
The Brown Thornbill has brown upperparts; lighter underparts with some mottling.
Similar to: Tasmanian Thornbill. Tasmanian Thornbill has lighter belly than Brown Thornbill.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) David Cook - Wamboin, NSW, Australia


Thornbill, Buff-rumped  Acanthiza reguloides  Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2) David Cook - Wamboin, NSW, Australia   3, 4) Patrick_K59


Thornbill, Chestnut-rumped  Acanthiza uropygialis  Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2) David Cook - Gluepot Reserve, South Australia, Australia


Thornbill, Inland  Acanthiza apicalis  Found: Australia
Image by: 1) David Cook   2) Charlie Westerinen - Gladstone, Australia  3) Sunflo - South Australia


Thornbill, Mountain   Acanthiza katherina  Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Tom Tarrant


Thornbill,_Papuan also New Guinea Thornbill  Acanthiza murina   Found: New Guinea
The Papuan Thornbill has brownish-olive upperparts, head; lighter and mottled forehead; darker lores, ear coverts; pale grayish underparts.
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) Nigel_Voaden


Thornbill, Slaty-backed  Acanthiza robustirostris   Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Christopher Watson - Northwest Territory  2) Steve Kelling


Thornbill,_Slender-billed  Acanthiza iredalei   Found: Australia
The Slender-billed Thornbill has olive-gray to dark olive-brown upperparts; olive-yellow base of tail; cream colored underparts.
Image by: 1) Sam Gordon - South Australia


Thornbill, Striated  Acanthiza lineata  Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2, 3) David Cook - Wamboin, NSW, Australia


Thornbill, Tasmanian   Acanthiza ewingii   Found: Tasmania
The Tasmanian Thornbill has brown upperparts with rufous-brown patch on wings and forehead; whitish underparts with mottling on throat, upper-breast; white lower-belly.
Similar to: Brown Thornbill. Tasmanian Thornbill has lighter belly than Brown Thornbill.
Image by: 1) Davis Kwan  2) Ron Knight


Thornbill, Western   Acanthiza inornata   Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Bio Div Lib  3) Fred


Thornbill, Yellow  Acanthiza nana  Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Brett Donald  2) David Cook - Mulligan's Flat Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Thornbill, Yellow-rumped  Acanthiza chrysorrhoa  Found: Australia
Image by:   1, 3) David Cook - Bungendore, NSW, Australia  3) Charlie Westerinen    4) Oystercatcher



Genus Acanthornis - 1 genus

Scrubtit   Acanthornis magna   Found: Tasmania and King Island of Australia
The Scrubtit has mainly brown upperparts, crown; black wings; gray face; white throat, underparts; black and long curved bill.
Image by: 1) JJ Harrison - Tasmania  2) Tobias Hayashi



Genus Aphelocephala

Whiteface, Banded   Aphelocephala nigricincta   Found: drier regions of Australia
The Banded Whiteface has grayish-brown upperparts, head; white face bordered with darker band; pale blue-gray breast border below with black breast band; white belly.
Image by: 1) Ron Knight - South Australia


Whiteface, Chestnut-breasted  Aphelocephala pectoralis Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Tony Morris - South Australia


Whiteface, Southern  Aphelocephala leucopsis  Found: Australasia
The Southern Whiteface has brown upperparts, head; white forehead with dark band above; whitish belly may have gray wash.; 
Image by: 1) Oystercatcher  2, 3, 4) David Cook - Wamboin and Bungendore, NSW, Australia



Genus Calamanthus

Fieldwren, Rufous  Calamanthus campestris  Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Ron Knight - South Australia


Fieldwren, Striated   Calamanthus fuliginosus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Ron Knight  2, 3) Joe Novella



Genus Crateroscelis
The Mouse-Warblers

Warbler,_Bicolored_Mouse-  Crateroscelis nigrorufa   Found: New Guinea
The Bicolored Mouse-Warbler has brownish-black upperparts; rufous underparts.
Image by: 1, 2) Katerina_Tvardikova


Warbler,_Mountain_Mouse-  Crateroscelis robusta   Found: New Guinea
The Mountain Mouse-Warbler has dark brown upperparts; rufous wash on upper-tail coverts; white chin, throat.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Katerina_Tvardikova


Warbler, Rusty Mouse-  Crateroscelis murina   Found: New Guinea
Image by: 1, 2) Katerina_Tvardikova  3) Ross Tsai



Genus Gerygone

Gerygone,_Biak  Gerygone hypoxantha  Found: Biak island of western New Guinea
The Biak Gerygone is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Large-billed Gerygone. The Biak Gerygone has yellowish underparts.
Image by: 1) hbw.com


Gerygone, Brown  Gerygone mouki  Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Aviceda - Lamington NP, SE Queensland   2, 3) David Cook - Goodenia Rainforest, South-East Forests National Park, NSW, Australia


Gerygone,_Brown-breasted  Gerygone ruficollis  Found: New Guinea
The Brown-breasted Gergone has brown upperparts; blackish tail; mainly white underparts with variable rusty-buff or buffy-brown wash on side of breast.
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) Rosas Tsai


Gerygone, Chatham Island   Gerygone albofrontata  Found: Chatham Islands of New Zealand
Image by: 1) Charle Hullmandel


Gerygone, Dusky   Gerygone tenebrosa Found: Australia
The Dusky Gerygone has dusky-gray upperparts; whitish underparts; white eye-ring; black lores, bill, legs.
Image by: 1) Darryl Jones


Gerygone, Fairy  Gerygone palpebrosa  Found: Australasia, Indonesia
Image by: 1, 3) John Gerrard Keulemans  2, 4, 5) Tom Tarrant


Gerygone,_Fan-tailed  Gerygone flavolateralis  Found: east of New Guinea in New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Image by: 1) Roger Le Guen


Gerygone, Golden-bellied   Gerygone sulphurea   Found: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Image by: 1) Michael Gillam - Thailand  2) Naturelly - Singapore  3)Ariefrahman


Gerygone, Gray   also  Gray Warbler  Gerygone igata Found: New Zeakand
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Tom Tarrant - Canterbury, New Zealand  3) Digital Trails


Gerygone,_Green-backed  Gerygone chloronota  Found: Australia, New Guinea
The Green-backed Gergone has green upperparts; gray head; whitish underparts; yellowish wash on flanks.
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova   2) Tom_Tarrant - Northwest Territory (Australia)


Gerygone,_Large-billed   Gerygone magnirostris  Found: Australia, New Guinea
The Large-billed Gerygone has olive-brown upperparts; gray-brown tail; broad bill and relatively long; whitish underparts. The Biak Gerygone is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Large-billed Gerygone. The Biak Gerygone has yellowish underparts.
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) Aviceda - north Queensland  3) Lip Kee - Northern Territory  4) Jerry Oldenettel- Daintree, Australia


Gerygone, Mangrove  Gerygone levigaster   Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Aviceda  


Gerygone, Norfolk Island   Gerygone modesta   Found: Norfolk Island (between Austraila and New Zealand)
Image by: 1) Ed  2) David_Cook


Gerygone, Plain   Gerygone inornata  Found: Indonesia, East Timor
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans


Gerygone,_Rufous-sided  Gerygone dorsalis  Found: east Indonesia on Lesser Sunda Islands and Kai Islands
Image by: 1) Jon_Hornbuckle


Gerygone, Western  Gerygone fusca  Found: Australasia
Image by: 1, 2) David Cook - Willandra National Park, NSW, Australia  3) Dave_Curtis - NSW


Gerygone, White-throated  Gerygone olivacea  Found: Australasia
Image by: 1) David Cook - Wamboin, NSW, Australia  2) Aviceda - Kobble Creek, SE Queensland, Australia 


Gerygone,_Yellow-bellied  Gerygone chrysogaster  Found: New Guinea
The Yellow-bellied Gerygone has brownish-olive upperparts; grayer on cheek; pale supercilium; thin, pale eye-ring; grayish-white chin, throat, breast; pale yellow belly, flanks, vent, under-trail coverts; black bill.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Katerina_Tvardikova



Genus Hylacola

Heathwren, Chestnut-rumped  Hylacola pyrrhopygia  Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2, 3) David Cook - Wamboin, NSW, Australia


Heathwren, Shy   Hylacola cauta   Found: Australia
The Shy Heathwren has gray-brown upperparts; chestnut rump; white supercilium, small patch on flight feathers.
Image by: 1) Peripitus - South Australia  2) Ron Knight



Genus Oreoscopus - 1 species

Fernwren   Oreoscopus gutturalis   Found: northern Queensland (Australia)
Image by: 1) Tim  2) Mark_Sanders



Genus Origma - 1 species

Rockwarbler  Origma solitaria   Found: New South Wales (Australia)
The Rockwarbler is usually seen hopping erratically over rocks whilst flicking its tail. Its preferred habitat is woodlands with sandstone or limestone.
Image by: 1) Gary Warner  2) David Cook - New South Wales  3) Oystercatcher
1) Chick



Genus Pachycare - 1 species

Goldenface   Pachycare flavogriseum   Found: New Guinea
The Goldenface has slate gray upperparts; crown; bright yellow face, throat, underparts; face bordered with black line; black bill; pink legs.
Image by: 1, 2) Katerina_Tvardikova



Genus Pycnoptilus - 1 species

Pilotbird  Pycnoptilus floccosus  Found: Australia
The Pilotbird has mainly brown plumage; scalloping on breast; orangeish throat.
Image by: 1) Mdekool  2) Tony Morris



Genus Pyrrholaemus

Redthroat  Pyrrholaemus brunneus   Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 3) David Cook  2) Tom Tarrant
1) Female 2) Juvenile male 3) Male


Warbler, Speckled  Pyrrholaemus sagittata  Found: Australia
Image by:  1, 2, 4) David Cook - Weddin Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia   3) Aviceda - Sundown NP, S. Queensland, Australia
4) Speckled Warbler feeding Black-eared Cuckoo



Genus Smicrornis - 1 species

Weebill  Smicrornis brevirostris  Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2) David Cook - Gluepot Reserve, South Australia, Australia



Genus Sericornis

Scrubwren, Atherton  Sericornis keri  Found: Australia
Image by: 1, 2) Michael Atherton


Scrubwren,_Buff-faced   Sericornis perspicillatus  Found: New Guinea
The Buff-faced Scrubwren has grayish-olive upperparts, crown; orange-buff face, eye-ring; ochraceous-buff underparts.
Image by: 1, 2) Katerina_Tvardikova  3) Jerry Oldenettel - Papua New Guinea


Scrubwren,_Gray-green  Sericornis arfakianus Found: New Guinea
The Gray-green Scrubwren has dark olive-green upperparts; tail slightly browner; mainly olive underparts with darker olive indistinct streaking; grayish wash on throat.
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) hbw.com


Scrubwren,_Large   Sericornis nouhuysi   Found: New Guinea
The Large Scrubwren brownish-olive upperparts; browner upper-wing, tail; rufous tinge to edges of wings and tail; rufous tinge to face; dull buffy-olive underparts; large bill.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Katerina_Tvardikova 4) Jerry Oldenettel - Papua New Guinea


Scrubwren, Large-billed   Sericornis magnirostra   Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Cayley  2) Michael Cooper  3) David Cook


Scrubwren,_Pale-billed  Sericornis spilodera  Found: New Guinea
The Pale-billed Scrubwren has distintive pale bill; most races have blackish streaking on throat.
Image by:1, 2, 3) Katerina_Tvardikova


Scrubwren, Papuan  Sericornis papuensis   Found: New Guinea
The  Papuan Scrubwren has olive-green upperparts, crown; brown to black bill.
Image by: 1, 2) Katerina_Tvardikova  3) Jerry Oldenettel - Papua New Guinea


Scrubwren,_Perplexing  Sericornis virgatus  Found: New Guinea
The Perplexing Scrubwren has greenish-olive upperparts; browner crown, tail; grayish-buff or drab olive underparts.
Image by:1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) hbw.com


Scrubwren, Tasmanian   Sericornis humilis  Found: Tasmania and King Island
Image by: 1) Sam Schmidt   2, 3) David Kwan 


Scrubwren, Tropical   Sericornis beccarii  Found: Australia, New Guinea
The Tropical Scrubwren has dark olive upperparts; browner on crown, wings, tail; whitish throat.
Image by: 1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) Jordon de Jong


Scrubwren,_Vogelkop  Sericornis rufescens  Found: New Guinea
Image by:1) Katerina_Tvardikova  2) Nigel_Voaden


Scrubwren, White-browed  Sericornis frontalis   Found: Australia
The White-browed Scrubwren has mainly brown plumage; white eye-brows.
Image by: 1, 2, 3, 4) David Cook - Wamboin, NSW, Australia and Croajingolong National Park, Victoria, Australia
1, 2) Female  4) Juvenile


Scrubwren, Yellow-throated   Sericornis citreogularis   Found: Australia
The Yellow-browed Scrubwren has dark to olive-brown upperparts; cream, white, or washed-out olive underparts; dark brown wings edged with yellow; white to yellow superciliums. Male has black face; female has brown face.
Image by: 1) Melanie  2) Tom Tarrant  3) David Cook






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