Little Thornbill

The Yellow Thornbill, Acanthiza nana, is a passerine bird usually found in Australia. It is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974.

The Little Thornbill is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The little thornbill however, would have been oblivious to the cat until her claws had pierced its flesh. There is no way that the introduced starling would have come anywhere near the cat. This bird can spot a cat lying motionless and, to such a bird a cat spells danger. Starlings originated in the land of cats and must have a survival gene when it comes to cats. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Acanthizidae
Genus : Acanthiza
Species : nana
Authority : Vigors & Horsfield, 1827