Active Yellow-rumped Thornbills

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

Yellow-rumped Thornbill

One of the common resident bird species in our garden and on our five acre block is the Yellow-rumped Thornbill. Every day we see flocks of 8-10 foraging on the ground in most parts of our property. I love seeing them hopping around or flying low across the garden, their bright yellow tails brilliant in the sunshine. They are regular visitors to the bird baths too during the warmer months of the year.

At present they are extremely active. The warmer spring weather is with us and so they are probably nesting somewhere too. It’s just that I haven’t yet found their nest.

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5 Responses to “Active Yellow-rumped Thornbills”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Such lovely spots on top of his head. The third picture is especially nice.

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for visiting Elizabeth, and for your kind comments. This set of photos was taken back last summer when it was about 45C outside. The thornbills (and other birds) would come and sit in the flow of cool air coming out through the open window – we have evaporative air conditioning.

  3. John Tongue says:

    Hi Alan,
    A very cute bird we only see rarely in Tassie.

    Good to hear the writing’s going well.

  4. Trevor says:

    Welcome back John – thought you’d deserted me!

    Yes – novel is coming along nicely – only 2 chapters to go. Then starts the tough stage of editing, rewriting, proofreading…

  5. […] have over the years managed reasonable photos of the common Yellow-rumped Thornbill. I have fewer good photos of the occasional visiting Chestnut-rumped Thornbills. And until earlier […]

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