RE: Thornbill Identification Website

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: RE: Thornbill Identification Website
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 18:22:16 +1000
Hi All, 

Thornbill Identification is often an area that troubles a lot of birders 
(old and new), so I've decided to create a page on my website with photos 
that best illustrate the key characteristics of each species, and listed 
the key features of each species down the side. Hopefully this can become 
a useful resource for anyone wishing to put an ID on a thornbill sighting 
or photograph.

The following species are covered:

Brown Thornbill, Acanthiza pusilla 
Inland Thornbill, Acanthiza apicalis 
Tasmanian Thornbill, Acanthiza ewingii 
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza uropygialis 
Buff-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza reguloides 
Slender-billed Thornbill, Acanthiza iredalei 
Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza chrysorrhoa 
Yellow Thornbill, Acanthiza nana 
Striated Thornbill, Acanthiza lineata 
Weebill, Smicrornis brevirostris     ( yes..i know.. not an acanthiza..but 
often confused) 
To access the page go to:   then click --> Feature Galleries --> 
Australian Thornbill Identification

Or directly using the following link:

I'm interested to hear any feedback on my classification system. I've 
split them into three groups based on eye colour. Other people have 
previously listed dark-eyed and white-eyed groups of Thornbills,, but i've 
also included a third group called "Flush-eyed Thornbills"  - Thornbills 
whose eyes are not as dark or clear as the others. It seems to be fairly 
appropriate but i've noted that certain species have been classified 
differently by others. 

Please let me know if you think this works, and if the features are 
accurate (I know colour perception will differ amongst us all) 



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