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Breeds July-December. Arboreal nests are built by a pair and often other helpers. Clutch size is three. Females incubate the eggs and the male and other helpers will feed and protect the young. The nest has a false upper section, perhaps to deter predators or cuckoos, or as a practise nest for helpers or a roosting place for fledglings or the male. This species is often found in flocks with other thornbills or ground-feeding birds.
Distinctive yellow rump.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Yellow-rumped Thornbill may often be observed amongst groups of other thornbills, fairy-wrens and robins.
Carnivore. Mainly insects but sometimes seeds. Ground-feeding mainly although occasionally will feed in trees or shrubs.
Grassy woodlands, scrublands, farms and gardens.
Native to Australia