Adults are 18–22 cm long. Its 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. Its 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.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Dasyornis longirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- World Wildlife Fund. 2012. Southwest Australia woodlands. Encyclopedia of Earth. ed. Mark McGinley. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC
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