It’s brown … with streaks
Many Australian bush birds appear to have been designed off the same template. You often hear people describing a bird they’ve seen thus … it’s brown with streaks. Here is some supporting evidence.
Brown Thornbill, Spring Hill Track area, 8th May 2015.
Streaked underparts and that beautiful brick-red iris.
Brown Treecreeper, Mia Mia Track, 8th May 2015.
Striated Thornbill, Spring Hill Track area, 8th May 2015.
Streaked ear-coverts … pity about the cobweb!
Also marked underneath a bit like the Brown Thornbill but different coloured iris. Striated Thornbills are more of a yellow hue, with fine streaking on the crown.
Birds were pretty scarce in the bush this afternoon – in addition to the above I got … Weebill, Grey Fantail, Red-capped Robin (female), Grey Shrike-thrush, White-naped Honeyeater, Eastern Yellow Robin and Peaceful Dove … not a bad selection!