Bush Walking &Camping
photos ©; Alan Fletcher
Birds in Tasmania
|This bird is difficult to distinguish from its relative the
Brown Thornbill which also occurs in Tasmania. It is a resident of the wet
schlerophyl forests, where the brown thornbill is found in the dry forests.
They coexist where their ranges meet without interbreeding. They will often
be heard in wet forests. The Tasmanian Thornbill has longer legs, a shorter
beak and paler underparts than the Brown Thornbill. The undertail coverts are
pure white on this bird, wheras the Brown Thornbill has buff coloured
under tail coverts.
The call is a 'zit
zit zit whooorl'.