ChestnutRumpedHeathwren

October 6, 2021 – Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Hylacola pyrrhopygia)

Found in southeastern Australia, these birds inhabit heath and shrublands. They eat insects, as well as some spiders and seeds, foraging on the ground and in thick vegetation alone, in pairs, or sometimes in small flocks. They build domed nests with side entrances on or near the ground from grass, bark, leaves, rootlets, twigs, and other materials. Females incubate clutches of two or three eggs and both parents feed the chicks.

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