Photo of Animalia: Eastern Bristlebird (species: Dasyornis (Dasyornis) brachypterus) (Gaia Guide)

Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis (Dasyornis) brachypterus)

© David Cook

Booderee National Park, ACT, Australia

They are relatively common at Booderee NP however, where recent fox baiting programs have resulted in a marked increase in their numbers, despite a very large bush fire going through much of their habitat there in recent years. Their favoured heath habitat has recovered, as have bristlebird numbers. They are quite furtive, but do call vociferously and often from a prominent perch, so a little patience can result in good views.

Captured on 9 Jun 2008