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ENDEMIC Tropical North QLD

Sericornis keri 13 cm

            The Atherton Scrubwren is endemic to the Wet Tropics of Australia. It lives in
  upland areas, where
it is the drab rainforest counterpart of the widely distributed
  White-browed Scrubwren.  

         When specimens of this bird were first examined, they were thought to be atypical 
        Large-billed Scrubwrens. It was not given a species status until it was
        rediscovered in 1964. The easiest way of distinguishing between the two birds is
        by their behavioural traits.

            It is largely terrestrial, both feeding and nesting on or near the ground. It forages in
        the rainforest litter and low vegetation for insects and snails, usually in pairs or
        small groups.

            Its breeding season is from September to January.

         Two other scrubwren species are commonly seen in the Wet Tropics,  the
         Large-billed Scrubwren and the Yellow-throated Scrubwren. A third species, the
         White-browed Scrubwren, is sometimes seen at the edge of the

          The juvenile Atherton Scrubwren resembles the juvenile Fernwren.

           They are often seen in the rainforest at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge .


Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tableland
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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