White-browed Scrubwren (species: Sericornis (Sericornis) frontalis) in Yarrahapinni Wetlands NP (Gaia Guide)
Sericornis (Sericornis) frontalis
White-browed Scrubwren

©Tom Tarrant: White-browed Scrubwren (White-browed Scrubwren)

©Alan Wigginton: White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis (Sericornis) frontalis)

©Fir0002: White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis (Sericornis) frontalis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Acanthizidae
Genus Sericornis
Species Sericornis (Sericornis) frontalis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

They have olive brown upperparts (greyish brown in the spotted subspecies and dark brown in Tasmania), with prominent pale irises and a white brow.

The throat is white with faint streaks in the subspecies frontalis and laevigaster and heavily spotted in maculatus. Ear coverts are grey in frontalis and black in laevigaster, and brownish in the other two subspecies.

The underparts are pale, though buff in laevigaster. The thin bill is black.

The Females are duller overall and generally have pale gray lores, whereas males have blackish lores. This allows most individuals to be reliably sexed in the field. (Wikipedia)


  • From 11 cm to 14 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

They inhabit undergrowth, from which it rarely ventures, though they can be found close to urban areas. (Wikipedia)


It eats insects.

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