Large-billed Scrubwren (species: Sericornis (Sericornis) magnirostra) in Yarrahapinni Wetlands NP (Gaia Guide)
Sericornis (Sericornis) magnirostra
Large-billed Scrubwren

©Tom Tarrant: Large-billed Scrubwren
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Acanthizidae
Genus Sericornis
Species Sericornis (Sericornis) magnirostra
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

They have a relatively long black bill compared to other scrubwrens.  The face and lores are a pale buff colour.  The upperparts vary from brown to olive-brown.  The underparts are a yellowish white colour.  The iris is a dark reddish brown.


  • From 12 cm to 13 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

They live in densely wooded wet forests and are typically found on trunks and among vines up to the middle story.  They almost never forage on the ground.

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