Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla)

The Brown Thornbill bird is a passerine bird that belongs to the Acanthizidae family. It is a small bird that measures around 8-10cm and weighs only about 7-10 grams. It is a very active bird that often jumps and hops around its habitat. It is an endemic bird of Australia that is found in the eastern and southeastern parts of the country, Tasmania, and some coastal islands.

The Brown Thornbill bird feeds on insects, spiders, nectar, and seeds. Its long and slender beak allows it to pluck insects and spiders from the leaves and the bark of the trees. The Brown Thornbill bird is also known to feed on the nectar of various flowering plants. It plays a critical role in the ecosystem by helping in the pollination of many plant species.

The Brown Thornbill bird has brown wings, a brown back, and a pale yellow or cream underbelly. It has a distinctive black line running across its forehead, and its cheeks are pale gray. The Brown Thornbill bird's eyes are large and bulging, providing it with excellent vision to spot prey or predators.

The Brown Thornbill bird is a monogamous breeder, and both the male and the female take care of the young ones. They build nests using materials of leaves, twigs, and grasses. The female typically lays two to three eggs that hatch after almost 14 days. The parents take turns to incubate the eggs and take care of the hatchlings once they are born.

Brown Thornbill bird's population is considered stable due to their widespread distribution and adaptability to different habitats. However, their population may be threatened by habitat loss due to human activity, and their primary protection measure is the conservation of their habitat.

In conclusion, the Brown Thornbill bird is a small, active bird found in Australia that plays an essential role in the pollination of various plant species. It has adapted to different habitats and has a stable population, though some threats may affect it. The Brown Thornbill bird's beauty and unique features make it an attractive addition to the Australian wildlife.

Other names

Acanthiza pusilla



Brown Thornbill

acantiça de front vermell



riđočela trnokljunka

střízlíkovec rudooký

Brun Mejsesanger

Bruine Doornsnavel


Acanthize mignon


Beccospino bruno


rudasis spygliasnapis


buszówka brązowa


Рыжелобая шипоклювка

Smeđa trnokljunka

ostrozobka hrdzavočelá

Acantiza parda

rostpannad taggnäbb

Kahverengi Dikengaga

шиподзьоб бурий

barna ausztrálposzáta