Scrubwrens, Gerygones & Thornbills

(Family Acanthizidae)

The ‘little brown birds’, the scrubwrens, gerygones and thornbills, can be either terrestrial or arboreal. All members of this family have thin beaks and short, weak, rounded legs. The Lord Howe Gerygone Gerygone insularis, is classified as extinct, and 35 of the 41 extant[Pg6]  species are endemic to Australia.

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