Scrubwrens, Gerygones, Thornbills, Pardalotes and allied birds

Common breeding resident in the ACT wherever there is suitable cover.

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

Hylacola pyrrhopygia
Uncommon non-breeding vagrant.


Pycnoptilus floccosus
Uncommon breeding resident, in rather limited habitat in the western ranges.
Uncommon sedentary breeding resident in suitable terrain
Common breeding species wherever eucalypts occur on the tablelands of the ACT, and in private gardens.

Brown Gerygone

Gerygone mouki
Rare visitor. Breeding, though suspected, has not been proved.
Uncommon breeding migrant in fairly restricted habitat in the ACT.
Common breeding migrant on the tablelands, including older developed areas.
Common breeding resident found at all altitudes in all months of the year.
Uncommon breeding resident in a somewhat restricted habitat.
Common breeding resident except in the high, wet forests.

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

Acanthiza uropygialis
Rare vagrant in our area.
Common breeding resident in dry areas of the ACT.
Common breeding bird found at all altitudes throughout the year.

Southern Whiteface

Aphelocephala leucopsis
Uncommon breeding resident, probably with a declining local population.
Common in the ACT. Many altitudinal migrants. Most breeding takes place in the ranges.

Striated Pardalote

Pardalotus striatus
Common, breeds locally. An altitudinal migrant, with some migration through the area.