Yellow Thornbill

Acanthiza nana

The Yellow Thornbill is rare in suburban areas. It feeds in dense stands of wattles and other shrubs bordering open country and river edges and is probably the least conspicuous of the local thornbills. It is often only detected by its call and can be easily overlooked or mistaken for a Weebill or a Striated Thornbill. It typically occurs mostly at sites bordering or close to Canberra Nature Park.

Numbers are lowest in November and December, climbing to a peak in June. Numbers have varied considerably over the survey period. The few breeding records include nest building in August and dependent young in October. R=97. BR=69.