Tasmanian Scrubwren

It is native to the temperate forests of Tasmania. It is alternately considered a subspecies of the smaller White-browed Scrubwren.

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The Tasmanian Scrubwren is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Tasmanian Scrubwren is known as the alarm bird of the Tasmanian scrub, as it is the first to signal danger. Facts and figures Research Species: No Minimum size: 12 cm Maximum size: 15 cm Average size: 13 cm Average weight: 18 g Breeding season: August to December Clutch size: Two to four, usually three. More

The Tasmanian Scrubwren or Brown Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) is a bird species. Placed in the family Pardalotidae in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, this has met with opposition and indeed is now known to be wrong; they rather belong to the independent family Acanthizidae. It is native to the temperate forests of Tasmania. It is alternately considered a subspecies of the smaller White-browed Scrubwren. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Sericornis humilis. More

Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) * Least Concern Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) photo Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) photo details * Recorded 24 December 2008 * Added to IBC 17 weeks 5 days ago * Author Mat Gilfedder * Location Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (ssp humilis). More

Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis = Described by: Gould (1838) Alternate common name(s): Brown Scrubwren, Brown Sericornis, Tasmania Sericornis Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia - Feb, 2006 More

The larger Tasmanian Scrubwren is sometimes considered a subspecies of this species. More

Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilus Scrubtit Acanthornis magnus Tasmanian Thornbill Acanthiza ewingii Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa Yellow-throated Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavicollis Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris Black-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus affinus Dusky Robin Melanodryas vittata Black Currawong Strepera fuliginosa Sub-species (Passerine information is taken from The Directory of Australian Birds Schodde and Mason (1999), other information More

humilis, the Tasmanian Scrubwren, is found in Tasmania and Bass Strait islands and sometimes considered a subspecies of the White-browed Scrubwren. It is larger at 13.5 cm long and lays larger eggs. Mainland birds measure 11.5 cm (4 More

Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis = Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia - Feb, 2006 More

Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis (endemic) 39. Scrubtit Acanthornis magnus (endemic) 40. Striated Fieldwren Calamanthus fuliginosus 41. Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla 42. Tasmanian Thornbill Acanthiza ewingii (endemic) 43. Yellow-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza chrysorrhoa 44. Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa (endemic) (sound sample) 45. Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera 46. Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala 47. More

Tasmanian Scrubwren, Sericornis humilis = Scrubwren Photograph by Alex Dudley Description The endemic Tasmanian Scrubwren, sometimes also known as the Brown Scrubwren, is a small (to 130mm), dark olive-brown bird with grey-white streaked throat and pale yellow eyes with a black centre. It is very similar in size and shape to the White-browed Scrubwren, Sericornis frontalis, and indeed was formerly considered to be a subspecies of S. frontalis. More

* Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis * * Striated fieldwren Calamanthus fuliginosus * Scrubtit Acanthornis magnus * Family Meliphagidae * Eastern spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris * Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera * Yellow wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa * * Yellow-throated honeyeater Lichenostomus flavicollis * * Noisy miner Manorina melancephala * Black-headed honeyeater Melithreptus affinus * More

After dinner we had a Tasmanian Scrubwren come on the porch. On Feb 1 we set the alarm clock so we could see the sunrise. When we got up all we could see was clouds. It was 8:30am before the sun burnt thru. About 9am we went to the Blowhole in downtown Bicheno. It was high tide and the waves were churning thru the rocks. We walked along the short Governor Island (41.873S 148.312E) foreshore track. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Acanthizidae
Genus : Sericornis
Species : humilis
Authority : Gould, 1838