(Vigors & Horsfield, 1827)
The chestnut-rumped heathwrens is a small bushland bird with an olive-brown back, reddish-brown chest, and streaked brown-on-white chest. There is a terminal grey band on the tail. Both sexes have a prominent white eyebrow; eyes are yellow, while bill, legs and feet are grey. It measures 14 cm (5.5 in) in length.
Distribution and habitat
The species has a wide range, occurring in temperate and subtropical forest and bush habitats throughout mainland Australia.
The species is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN. However, it is nationally listed as Endangered in South Australia and Vulnerable in Victoria., with continued fragmentation and loss of habitat and predation by introduced predators being regarded as the main pressures.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Hylacola pyrrhopygia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T22704604A39302518. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
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- Campbell, Iain; Woods, Sam; Leseberg, Nick (2015). Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide. Princeton, NJ, US: Princeton University Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-691-15727-6.
- "Threatened Species Profile:Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Mount Lofty Ranges)" (PDF). Natural Resources: Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges.
- Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2007). Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria - 2007. East Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-74208-039-0.