Bruny Island Birdlife - Tasmanian Scrubwren

 

Bruny Island is home to abundant birdlife, including all 12 species endemic to Tasmania. Some are critically endangered, such as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the Swift Parrot, and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. All 12 endemic species are protected under Tasmania's Nature Conservation Act 2002.

Bruny Island is a popular place for bird watching, and has been named in the top 10 bird watching sites in Australia by Australian Birdlife magazine.

Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).

Photos from award winning photographer Rod Hartvigsen of Murranji Photography

 

Tasmanian Scrubwren

The Tasmanian Scrubwren (Sericornis humilis) is a small bird endemic to Tasmania. It grows up to 13cm long.

Habitat

The Tasmanian Scrubwren prefers wet and dense forests.

Behaviour

The Tasmanian Scrubwren is primarily an insectivore but occasionally eats seeds. It creates dome shaped nests.

Conservation

The Tasmanian Scrubwren is not endangered.