Western bristlebird

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Western bristlebird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Dasyornithidae
Genus: Dasyornis
Species: D. longirostris
Binomial name
Dasyornis longirostris
Gould, 1841

The western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris) is a species of bird in the Dasyornithidae family. It is endemic to Australia.[2]


Adults 18–22 cm long. Plumage is grey-brown. It has a shorter tail than other bristlebirds, yet it is still quite long tail is rufous, with darker brown stripes. Body is rufous with dark brown under-surface feathers, giving it a scalloped look. It has a red eye, and the front of neck and face is off-white.

Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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