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Weebill

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Smicrornis Gould, 1843
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Acanthizidae
Scientific name  Smicrornis brevirostris
Higher classification  Smicrornis
Order  Passerine
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Similar  Yellow‑rumped thornbill, Brown thornbill, Acanthiza, Buff‑rumped thornbill, Striated pardalote

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The weebill (Smicrornis brevirostris) is Australia's smallest bird at approximately 8 to 9 cm (3.1 to 3.5 in) long. It is an olive-yellow songbird with a grey bill, brown wings, pale yellow eyes and grey feet. Its tail feathers are brown with a black bar and white spot on the tip of all inner webs but the central pairs. The sexes are similar. The weebill is the only member of genus Smicrornis; gene flow is strong and local variation follows Bergmann's and Gloger's Rules.

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The weebill is found in woodlands and forests throughout mainland Australia. The diet consists mostly of insects and larvae. The female usually lays two or three brown-speckled cream-colored eggs.

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Widespread and common in its habitat throughout its range, the weebill is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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References

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