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Resident in small
numbers. A small brown bird with a streaky breast and russet forecrown,
olive-buff flanks. Has a red-brown eye. A good mimic. Feeds in mid-canopy,
often with other small birds.
Voice: rich 'pee-orr',
other small squeaks and churrs. Buzzing scolding like White-browed Scrubwren
Striated Thornbill also has a streaked breast, but has pale streaking
below and behind the eye, and has yellow-buff flanks; call is insect-like
1: 'pee-orr' call
and sounds courtesy Merilyn Browne.