Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza uropygialis) - HBW 12, p. 605
French: Acanthize à croupion roux
Spanish: Acantiza Culirroja
Other common names: Chestnut-backed/Chestnut-tailed Thornbill, Chestnut-backed/Chestnut-rumped/Chestnut-tailed Tit, Chestnut-backed/Chestnut-rumped/Chestnut-tailed Tit-warbler
Taxonomy: Acanthiza uropygialis Gould, 1838, inland New South Wales, Australia.
Recent analysis of mitochondrial DNA suggests that this species may be close to A. iredalei; more study needed. Variation clinal, plumage becoming darker from N & W to S & E, and palest inland. Naming of geographical races moora (in SW Australia) and augusta (arid interior of S, E to Flinders Ranges, in South Australia) considered unwarranted. Monotypic.
Distribution: Semi-arid and arid zones of S Australia; absent from tropical N and from E seaboard.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Two birds foraging in a tree and then a male singing and flying away. Locality Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria, Australia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 October 2009 3 years ago 20 sec 4.4
3 birds in a shrub, then an individual Locality Gluepot Nature Reserve, South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Peter Waanders 3 March 2010 4 years ago 18 sec 3
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill perched in a tree
Locality Gem Tree, Northern Territory, Australia
Rhonda Hansch 2 September 2011 1 year ago 4
Feeding on a plant
Locality Gluepot Nature Reserve, South Australia, Australia
Peter Strauss 12 February 2013 1 year ago 3.7
At the entrance of a nesting hollow
Locality Rankins Springs, New South Wales, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 6 October 2009 3 years ago 3.6
A bird perched.
Locality Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria, Australia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 October 2009 3 years ago 3.5
One of small group foraging in Mulga
Locality Bowra Station, Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia
Tom Tarrant 5 November 2005 4 years ago 3.3