Striated Thornbill (species: Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata) in Bald Rock NP (Gaia Guide)
Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata
Striated Thornbill

©David Cook: Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata)

©Mdekool: Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata)

©J.J. Harrison: Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Acanthizidae
Genus Acanthiza
Species Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has a light brown head, flecked with whit.  The flecking is more emphasised around the eye and ear.  The plumage is paler on the front, becoming a light yellow on the abdomen.  The back is  more of an olive colour.  The eye is a dark grey to brown colour. The legs and beak are dark grey.


  • Up to 10 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza (Acanthiza) lineata)

Distribution and habitat preferences

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests, normally in the high canopy. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Recorded at Newnes Plateau, New South Wales in Australia

© Marc Anderson

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