Genus Hylacola


Hylacola cauta - The Shy Heathwren is a species of small bird in the Acanthizidae family, endemic to Australia. They inhabit mostly mallee woodland that has relatively dense shrub and heath understorey. Shy Heathwrens feed mostly on ground dwelling insects; rarely on seeds. Their ground level nests are dome-shaped and usually concealed within grass tussocks or shrubs.


Hylacola pyrrhopygia - Chestnut-rumped Heathwren are not listed as threatened on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Acanthizidae
Genus : Hylacola