Yellow-throated Scrubwren (species: Sericornis (Sericornis) citreogularis) in Gumbaynggirr NP (Gaia Guide)
Sericornis (Sericornis) citreogularis
Yellow-throated Scrubwren

©Glen Fergus: Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis (Sericornis) citreogularis)

©Tom Tarrant: Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis (Sericornis) citreogularis)

©Bernard Dupont: Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Sericornis (Sericornis) citreogularis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Acanthizidae
Genus Sericornis
Species Sericornis (Sericornis) citreogularis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The male bird has a black masked face and ear coverts, with yellow throat and eyebrow. The eyebrow is white at the front and yellow at the back of the head.  The iris is reddish. 

The upperparts are olive brown and underparts are paler. The wing primaries are yellow.  The relatively long legs are pink or cream.

The female is distinguished by having a brownish face. (Wikipedia)


  • From 12.5 cm to 15 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

The species is found in two disjunct distributions; in coastal north Queensland from Cooktown to Townsville, and from Hervey Bay in southern coastal Queensland south through to southeastern New South Wales.

The usual habitat is rainforest gullies, generally with streams nearby. In the Sydney Basin this may be the Illawarra escarpment, and wetter places in the Dharug- and Royal National Parks.

They feed at ground level. (Wikipedia)


They eat insects.

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