Thick-billed grasswren

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Thick-billed grasswren
Amytornis textilis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Maluridae
Genus: Amytornis
Species: A. modestus
Binomial name
Amytornis modestus
(North, 1902)
  • Amytornis textilis modestus

The thick-billed grasswren (Amytornis modestus) is a species of bird in the Maluridae family. It is endemic to Australia.[2][3] Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2009). Amytornis textilis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Amytornis modestus — Thick-billed Grasswren (eastern)". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Australian Government. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Black, Andrew; Carpenter, Graham; Pedler, Lynn (September 2011). "Distribution and habitats of the Thick-billed Grasswren Amytornis modestus and comparison with the Western Grasswren Amytornis textilis myall in South Australia" (PDF). South Australian Ornithologist 37 (2): 60–80. Retrieved 9 October 2015.