Rockwarbler

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Rockwarbler
Origma.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acanthizidae
Genus: Origma
Gould, 1838
Species: O. solitaria
Binomial name
Origma solitaria
(Lewin, 1808)

The Rockwarbler or Origma (Origma solitaria), is a bird in the Acanthizidae family. The species is the only member of the genus Origma. It is the only bird species endemic to the state of New South Wales in Australia.

The Rockwarbler is 14 cm in length. It is usually seen hopping erratically over rocks whilst flicking its tail. Its preferred habitat is woodlands with sandstone or limestone. Its distribution is central eastern New South Wales.

References[edit]

  • del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2006). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-84-96553-42-2