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A photo of a Western Thornbill (Acanthiza inornata)
Western Thornbill

Western Thornbill

Acanthiza inornata

The Western Thornbill, known scientifically as Acanthiza inornata, is a diminutive and active bird belonging to the Acanthizidae family. It is a species that has made the southwestern parts of Australia its exclusive home.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify the Western Thornbill, one should look for a small bird with a preference for flitting actively through shrubbery. Its appearance, while not elaborately adorned, is characteristic of the thornbill family.

Habitat

The natural habitat of this species is the Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation that is prevalent in its southwestern Australian range. Here, it finds the conditions it requires to thrive.

Distribution

Endemic to southwestern Australia, the Western Thornbill is a bird that is not found elsewhere, making it a special sighting for those who are birdwatching in this particular region of the world.

Conservation status

The IUCN Red List has classified the Western Thornbill as Least Concern, indicating that, at present, there are no immediate threats to its population levels that would warrant a higher degree of conservation action.

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