Acanthizidae


This moderate-sized family with almost 70 species consists of small, active insectivores that are largely confined to Australia and New Guinea. Formerly simply called “warblers”, the gerygones are the only genus in the family that successfully crossed the seas beyond the western margin of the Australian tectonic plate known as Weber’s Line. Two forms became stranded on Timor and islands to the east, and evolved into endemic species, while a third form colonized much further west, crossing Wallace’s Line. The latter form became the Golden-bellied Gerygone or “Flyeater”, whose modern range extends right across Indonesia and into mainland Asia as far west as Vietnam. Gerygones are birds of the forest canopy and mid-stage, where they glean and snatch small insects and spiders from foliage and small twigs. Their neatly-woven globular nests have a hood covering their entrance at the side, and often a characteristic “tail”. Suspended from the ends of branches, they are very similar to those of the unrelated sunbirds. Flight:  Fast flapping. Shallow undulating

4 thoughts on “Acanthizidae

  1. brat…kok iso oleh foto kui mas?
    ngamati manuke ae angela ram, umek ae. ternyata ngono bentuke. slama ini ngerti sworone tok karo swer..swer (ga tramati)
    **gak angel2 banget kok, tapi yo kudu nunggu rada suwe. sampe bocahe nyedak dewe neng posisine awake dewe…

  2. Salam kenal dari saya mas.

    OM tu burung Tledekan Bambu ya OM?

    Trus satu lagi OM, Di Baluran kan terkenal ma Cucak Hijaunya.

    Klo ya, minta fotonya dong..?
    **TLEDEKAN? WADUH KALO NAMA LOKAL SAYA MALAH KURANG TAHU BRO… SOALNYA BEDA LOKASI BEDA NAMA.
    TERKENAL CUCAK HIJAU? MASAK SIH? KOK AKU GAK TAHU YA? HEHEHE… MUNGKIN BAGI PARA PEMELIHARA BURUNG YA…
    OHYA, SALAM KENAL JUGA OM ENDY…
    SALAM DARI BALURAN

  3. mantebssss mas…
    aku suka suaranya…merdu banget..
    burung siur, orang surabaya bilang😀
    **burung siur? hmmm… baru tahu aku… thanks infonya bro🙂

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