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

The Rockwarbler Origma solitaria (or Origma) is restricted to the sandstone formations around the Sydney region of New South Wales. It is a dark brown-grey bird with a cinnamon-tinged face and forehead, a dull white throat speckled black (which often appears quite dark in the field), reddish-brown underparts, and a black tail, which is often flicked sideways. More

Rockwarbler feeding its chicks in their nest. Rockwarbler feeding its chicks in their nest. Photo: SG Lane Collection © Australian Museum Distribution map of Origma solitaria Distribution map of Origma solitaria Map © Birds Australia Birdata Did you know? The Rockwarbler nests in caves, usually in near or complete darkness. More

The Rockwarbler or Origma (Origma solitaria) is a species of bird in the Pardalotidae family, endemic to N.S.W and Australia. The Rockwarbler is 14 cms in length. It is usually seen hopping erratically over rocks whilst flicking its tail. Its preferred habitat is woodlands with sandstone or limestone. It's distribution is centrel eastern New South Wales. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Origma solitaria. More

It is perfect habitat for Rockwarbler with Bomaderry holding one of the most southerly populations of this wonderful little bird. The best place to look is the areas with sandstone boulders and ledges. I found the best spot for them was at the clifftop lookout about 500 metres down the south side of the main walk (just before the 1st loop intersection). Here I found 4 Rockwarbler in the area just behind the look out; scurrying around on a path that leads up the hill (sth). More

highlight is probably the Rockwarbler which is relatively easy to find here scurrying over the sandstone boulders and ledges along almost the entire track length. Other regulars here are Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Azure Kingfisher, Spotted Pardelote and Rose Robin. Copper-tailed Skink and Eastern Watrer Dragon are also numerous here in warmer months. 2. The Grotto and Yarrunga Reserve, North Nowra. 3 km, easy grade with one short steeped assent. More

The charming Rockwarbler (Origma solitaria) is limited entirely to the Sydney region and can be found at many of the lookouts and rocky areas in the Blue Mountains. Photo Nevil Lazarus. More

Rockwarbler, Origma solitaria I didn't recognise this bird at all in the field. When looking at the... Anyone can see this photo AttributionNoncommercial Some rights reserved Uploaded on Apr 5, 2010 | Map 5 comments Flame Robin Train nut Flame Robin by brett. More

Rockwarbler often found on the escarpment faces at valleys end. Other good birds to be seen along the Glen Davis road may include: Brown Quail, Painted Button-quail, Hooded Robin, Shrike-tit, Rufous Songlark, Brown Songlark, Diamond Firetail, Square-tailed Kite, Little Eagle, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Little Lorikeet, Common Cicadabird, Rockwarbler, Speckled Warbler and Fuscous, Yellow-tufted and Black-chinned Honeyeater. More

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Original source: Gary Warner
Author: Gary Warner
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Acanthizidae
Genus : Origma
Species : solitaria
Authority : (Lewin, 1808)